The assertion of rights and recognition due. God as Creator and Redeemer makes claims on his world and on his people. The claims of Jesus Christ about himself as God and Messiah call for a response. In human relationships, too, claims are made by individuals about themselves and, as a result, on others.
Making claims on others2Sa 15:3 grievances brought for judgment; 2Sa 19:43 Israel’s claim on David as their king; Ne 2:20 Nehemiah’s enemies have no claim on Jerusalem.
Claims made about othersPs 35:20 false accusations made against the righteous; Mt 5:11 pp Lk 6:22 Believers will be slandered by their enemies; Lk 11:18-20 pp Mt 12:26-28 The Jews claim that Jesus Christ’s powers are demonic; Ro 3:8 slanderous claims made against Paul
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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