What does the word brethren mean?
(Entry 1 of 2) plural of brother.
—used chiefly in formal or solemn address or in referring to the members of a profession, society, or religious denominationour church brethren..
Who are the brethren of Jesus?
The New Testament names James the Just, Joses, Simon, and Jude as the brothers (Greek adelphoi) of Jesus (Mark 6:3, Matthew 13:55, John 7:3, Acts 1:13, 1 Corinthians 9:5).
What are the beliefs of the Church of the Brethren?
The beliefs and practices of the Brethren churches are reflective of their early influences. They accept no creed but the teaching of the New Testament and stress obedience to Jesus Christ and a simple way of life. Like their Anabaptist forerunners, they reject infant baptism in favour of believer’s baptism.
What is the female equivalent of Brethren?
sistrenWhat is the feminine equivalent of Brethren? There is a word sistren, though it has a somewhat different history from its male parallel. Both words were used in Middle English (12th to 15th centuries) simply as the plural forms of brother and sister.
What is another word for brethren?
In this page you can discover 12 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for brethren, like: brother, disciple, countryman, kinsman, , townsman, forefather, persecutor, , brethern and apostle.
Can brethren be used for females?
It’s a fairly accepted word nowadays. I have both Collins and Longman dictionaries, and both explain that in British English, the word brethren could include male and female sex in its meaning in a sentence, but there is also the word sistren which could be used in situations about a group with women only.