A trade or craft acquired by training or practice, or a special ability or expertise that may be an endowment of the Holy Spirit. Scripture lists many skills and abilities, particularly used in the building of the tabernacle and temple.
Skills given by GodEx 31:1-6 pp Ex 35:30-35These skills may well have been developed through training, but they are recognised as gifts from God. See alsoEx 36:1-2; Dt 33:11 Moses prays for Levi’s skills to be blessed by God; Isa 50:4 Skill in the right use of words comes from God; Ro 12:6-8 Special abilities are given by God to believers.
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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