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The flowers are springing up,
the season of singing birds
has come;
Song of Solomon 2v12

How to use this glossary: Each word has two definitions.
The first is a very simple word equivalent, just a phrase or a few words. The second is a more detailed explanation with examples.

Glossary Terms - K

Karma
(Sanskrit: a deed, act) in Buddhism and Hinduism, the totality of a person's actions in one of the successive states (through reincarnation) of his existence, thought of as determining his fate in the next.
[Buddhism]  [Hinduism]  [Reincarnation

Kenosis
The relinquishment of the form of God by Jesus in becoming man and suffering death.
Literally, "emptying." The word is associated with humility or humiliation. God the Word humbled Himself by becoming man (with no change in His divinity), suffering death on the Cross for the world and its salvation (Phil. 2:5-8).
[Cross]  [Humility]  [Salvation

King James
The King James Version or Authorised Version of the Holy Bible was translated into English for the benefit of the Church of England at the behest of King James I of England. First published in 1611, it was the authorised version for use in the Church of England and became perhaps the most influential English version
Popular name for the Authorised Version of the English translation of the Bible (KJ), published in 1611, so-called because the work was authorised by King James of England. Publishing a Bible was such a controversial endeavour in those days that it took a king's approval to prevent being burned at the stake for it.
[AV]  [Bible]  [KJ

Kingdom of God/Heaven
God's rule over the world, showing (1) His absolute sovereignty as Creator and (2) His sovereignty over the faithful who voluntarily submit to Him. The Kingdom of God was made manifest by Christ and is present in the world through the Church. The fullness of the Kingdom will come when Christ returns to judge the living and the dead, creating a new heaven and earth. See Mark 1:15; John 3:3 5; Rom. 8:20, 21; 1 Cor. 6:9, 10; Rev. 21:1 - 22:5.
God's rule, or reign, over everything he has made.
Psalm 145:11-13
The kingdom of God comes when God removes evil and brings real peace and justice. The main subject of Jesus' teaching was the kingdom of God.
Mark 1:14-34
Matthew 13:1-52
By becoming a follower of Jesus, a person becomes part of the kingdom of God.
Colossians 1:9-14
When God's rule over the world is complete, the kingdom will last forever.
Revelation 11:15-18
[Jesus]  [Second Coming

KJ
Used by the Society and by scholarly publications to refer to the King James Version of the Bible, otherwise known as the Authorised Version.
[Authorised Version]  [Bible]  [King James

Koinonia
A Greek word for "fellowship"
A Greek word meaning communion or intimate fellowship. This relationship exists between the three Persons of the Holy Trinity and also between Christians who are united by love into one body in Christ. See Acts 2:41, 42; 2 Cor. 13:14; 1 John 1:1-7.
[Church]  [Fellowship

Koran, Quran
The holy book of Islam. Muslims believe its 114 chapters were virtually dictated to the prophet Mohammed by the angel Gabriel.
The holy writings of Islam believed to have been revealed through the angel Gabriel to Muhammad by Allah during the month of Ramadan. Many Muslims say the correct translation from Arabic is Qu'ran, but the style of most Western writers is Koran.

Muhammad could not read or write, but his followers memorised the teachings and wrote them.
[Gabriel]  [Islam]  [Muslim/Moslem]  [Nazarene

Kosher
Food that fulfils the requirements of Jewish dietary law
"Proper" or "ritually correct"; kashrut refers to ritually correct Jewish dietary practices. Traditional Jewish dietary laws are based on biblical legislation. Only land animals that chew the cud and have split hooves (sheep, beef; not pigs, camels) are permitted and must be slaughtered in a special way. Further, meat products may not be eaten with milk products or immediately thereafter. Of sea creatures, only those (fish) having fins and scales are permitted. Fowl is considered a meat food and also has to be slaughtered in a special manner.

The basic laws of kashrut are in the Torah and their details are explicated in the oral law, contained in the Mishnah and the Talmud. According to the Biblical book of Leviticus, the purpose of the laws is related to ritual purity and holiness.
[Bible]  [Jew(s)]  [Talmud]  [Torah