Accord

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In the Bible we see the word homothumadon [1] translated "with one accord".

It is a unique Greek word in the New Testament's Book of Acts which may help us understand the uniqueness of the Christian community.

Homothumadon is a compound of two words meaning to "rush along" and "in unison". The word homou[2] meant together as an assembly. The word thumos [3] is from a word meaning passion but comes from a word meaning sacrifice.

They were assembled in one accord with their sacrifice.

Acts 1:14 These all continued with one accord <homothumadon> in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord <homothumadon> in one place.
Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord <homothumadon> in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
Acts 4:24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord <homothumadon>, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:
Acts 5:12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord <homothumadon> in Solomon’s porch.
Acts 7:57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord <homothumadon>,
Acts 8:6 And the people with one accord <homothumadon> gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.
Acts 12:20 And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one accord <homothumadon> to him, and, having made Blastus the king’s chamberlain their friend, desired peace; because their country was nourished by the king’s country.
Acts 15:25 It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord <homothumadon>, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
Acts 18:12 And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against <homothumadon> Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat,
Acts 19:29 And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul’s companions in travel, they rushed with one accord <homothumadon> into the theatre.
Romans 15:6 That ye may with one mind <homothumadon> and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.




Accord əˈkôrd/ verb

1. give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition).
"the powers accorded to the head of state"
synonyms: give, grant, present, award, vouchsafe;
antonyms: withhold
2. (of a concept or fact) be harmonious or consistent with.
synonyms: correspond to, agree with, match up with, concur with, be consistent with, harmonize with, be in harmony with, be compatible with, chime in with, be in tune with, correlate with, dovetail with; More
3. conform to;
suit, fit, parallel, match; informalsquare with, jibe with
"his views accorded with mine"
antonyms: disagree, contrast

noun noun: accord; plural noun: accords

1. an official agreement or treaty.
synonyms: pact, treaty, agreement, settlement, deal, entente, concordat, protocol, contract, convention
"a peace accord" agreement or harmony.
"the government and the rebels are in accord on one point"
synonyms: agreement, consensus, unanimity, harmony, unison, unity;

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Footnotes

  1. 3661 ~ὁμοθυμαδόν~ homothumadon \@hom-oth-oo-mad-on’\@ from a compound of the base of 3674 and 2372; adv AV-with one accord 11, with one mind 1; 12 1) with one mind, with one accord, with one passion ++++
    A unique Greek word, used 10 of its 12 New Testament occurrences in the Book of Acts, helps us understand the uniqueness of the Christian community. Homothumadon is a compound of two words meaning to "rush along" and "in unison". The image is almost musical; a number of notes are sounded which, while different, harmonise in pitch and tone. As the instruments of a great concert under the direction of a concert master, so the Holy Spirit blends together the lives of members of Christ’s church.
  2. 3674 ~ὁμοῦ~ homou \@hom-oo’\@ genitive case of homos (the same, akin to 260) as adv; ; adv AV-together 3; 3 1) together: of persons assembled together
  3. 2372 ~θυμός~ thumos \@thoo-mos’\@ from 2380; n m AV-wrath 15, fierceness 2, indignation 1; 18 1) passion, angry, heat, anger forthwith boiling up and soon subsiding again 2) glow, ardour, the wine of passion, inflaming wine (which either drives the drinker mad or kills him with its strength)