Bleak

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Bleak. Feeling empty; cold and miserable (weather); unwelcoming (place).

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Bleak. Feeling empty; cold and miserable (weather); unwelcoming (place).

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Revere / Obeisance

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Revere / Obeisance. To greatly respect a person or thing. To give deferential respect.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Revere / Obeisance. To greatly respect a person or thing. To give deferential respect.

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Impeccability

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Impeccability. Faultlessness of Jesus; being incapable of sin.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Impeccability. Faultlessness of Jesus; being incapable of sin.

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Abraham

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Abraham. The first patriarch of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and some other religions. Originally named Abram, he was a Bronze Age nomad whom God called to be the founder of the Hebrew people.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Abraham. The first patriarch of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and some other religions. Originally named Abram, he was a Bronze Age nomad whom God called to be the founder of the Hebrew people.

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Ashamed

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Ashamed. To feel bad about oneself or some aspect of oneself or, for example, about something dishonourable done by a family member. See also: Shame (verb)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Ashamed. To feel bad about oneself or some aspect of oneself or, for example, about something dishonourable done by a family member.

See also: Shame (verb)

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Interfaith

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Interfaith. Dialogue between members of different faiths.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Interfaith. Dialogue between members of different faiths.

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Spiritual / Spirituality

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Spiritual / Spirituality. Pertaining to non-physical aspects of a person; Biblically, the word is nuanced. The Greek origin is ‘breath’ or ‘wind’ and variously refers to a person’s vital powers, will, awareness of God, feelings and personality.

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Livestock

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Livestock. Farm animals. Animals raised for their meat, milk, eggs, wool, and other produce. Bible references include: Genesis 8:1, Exodus 9:20, Leviticus 26:22, Deuteronomy 5:14, Judges 18:21, and John 4:12

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Livestock. Farm animals. Animals raised for their meat, milk, eggs, wool, and other produce.

Bible references include: Genesis 8:1, Exodus 9:20, Leviticus 26:22, Deuteronomy 5:14, Judges 18:21, and John 4:12

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Graven Image

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Graven Image. An idol; a representation, typically carved, of a god or other being or object that is worshipped.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Graven Image. An idol; a representation, typically carved, of a god or other being or object that is worshipped.

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Chancel

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Chancel. Area between the sanctuary and the nave in traditional church building from which the clergy and choir lead worship.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Chancel. Area between the sanctuary and the nave in traditional church building from which the clergy and choir lead worship.

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Nun

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Nun. A member of an all-female religious community, notably Christian or Buddhist. Signed here as the generic sign for a Christian nun.

See also: Righteous / Righteousness

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Persecution / Persecuted

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Persecution / Persecuted. Persistent ill-treatment of a person or group of people, often based on eg religion or race.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Persecution / Persecuted. Persistent ill-treatment of a person or group of people, often based on eg religion or race.

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Adultery

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Adultery. In the Old Testament: sexual relations between a married (or betrothed) woman and a man other than her husband and punishable by death. In the New Testament: sexual relations between a married man or woman with someone other than their spouse.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Adultery. In the Old Testament: sexual relations between a married (or betrothed) woman and a man other than her husband and punishable by death. In the New Testament: sexual relations between a married man or woman with someone other than their spouse.

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Ascend / Ascension

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Ascend. Go up. In the Bible it usually refers to Jesus leaving earth and going to heaven.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Ascend. Go up. In the Bible it usually refers to Jesus leaving earth and going to heaven.

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Exegesis / Exegetical

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Exegesis / Exegetical. Interpretation of a Biblical text in its context, using an awareness of the historical background as well as spiritual truth.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Exegesis / Exegetical. Interpretation of a Biblical text in its context, using an awareness of the historical background as well as spiritual truth.

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Contradict

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Contradict. To disagree; to say/sign the opposite.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Contradict. To disagree; to say/sign the opposite.

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Verse

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Verse. A section of a poem, Biblical chapter, song etc, usually indicated by a line space.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Verse. A section of a poem, Biblical chapter, song etc, usually indicated by a line space.

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Sweetest Frame

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Sweetest Frame. Any circumstance, possession, person etc that a person might be tempted to trust in place of putting his or her faith in Jesus. The line “I dare not trust the sweetest frame” appears in the song Cornerstone.

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Chaff

Video ThumbnailA British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Chaff. The protective seed casings (husks) that are separated from crops such as wheat by threshing. By extension: worthless, rubbish.

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Chaff. The protective seed casings (husks) that are separated from crops such as wheat by threshing. By extension: worthless, rubbish.

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Stipend / Stipendiary

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Stipend / Stipendiary. The term for the salary received by clergy in the Church of England.

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