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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 - Q

Protestant denomination started by George Fox who believed that a person should be guided by the Holy Spirit in silent meditation.
The informal but acceptable name applied to the Religious Society of Friends. An Englishman, George Fox, claimed a religious experience in the 1640s that led him to the "Inner Light" and began a movement that objected to the accepted Anglican emphasis on ritual liturgy.

In an English court, Fox was dubbed a "Quaker" because of his agitation. Quakers meet weekly but recognise no rank of clergy.

Quakers do not celebrate the Sacraments and do not have an ordained ministry. Their meetings for worship are informal and those present are free to contribute prayer, reading or reflection.
[Clergy]  [Holy Spirit]  [Protestant

quid pro quo
Giving something in exchange for something else; An equal exchange or substitution.
(Latin for "what for what") is used to mean something for something.

Quid pro quo is a legal term for the transaction of valued items or favours, in return for giving something of value. For a contract to be binding, it usually must involve the exchange of something of quantifiable value.

A more informal term is "tit for tat".

Quiet Time
A term used among evangelicals to denote a time set aside for personal meditation and communion with God.
[Bible Study

Quinquagesima Sunday
[[L., fr. quinquagesimus the fiftieth, akin to quinquaginta fifty, quinque five.]
the Sunday before Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent); -- called also Shrove Sunday.
The Sunday before Ash Wednesday, also called Quinquagesima Sunday, Shrove Sunday or Esto Mihi. The name originates from Latin quinquagesimus (fiftieth), referring to the fifty days before Good Friday.
[Ash Wednesday]  [Easter]  [Good Friday]  [Lent

Site of the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, just north-west of the Dead Sea in the West Bank.
[Dead Sea Scrolls]  [West Bank