Cornelius @ a centurion whose history is narrated in Acts:10. He was a "devout man," and like the centurion of Capernaum, believed in the God of Israel. His residence at Caesrea probably brought him into contact with Jews who communicated to him their expectations regarding the Messiah; and thus he was prepared to welcome the message Peter brought him. He became the first fruit of the Gentile world to Christ. He and his family were baptized and admitted into the Christian church Acts:10:1Acts:10:44-48). (See CENTURION.)
Corner @ The angle of a house Job:1:19) or a street Proverbs:7:8). "Corners" in Nehemiah:9:22 denotes the various districts of the promised land allotted to the Israelites. In Numbers:24:17, the "corners of Moab" denotes the whole land of Moab. The "corner of a field" Leviticus:19:9Leviticus:23:22) is its extreme part, which was not to be reaped. The Jews were prohibited from cutting the "corners," i.e., the extremities, of the hair and whiskers running round the ears Leviticus:19:27Leviticus:21:5). The "four corners of the earth" in Isaiah:11:12 and Ezekiel:7:2 denotes the whole land. The "corners of the streets" mentioned in Matthew:6:5 means the angles where streets meet so as to form a square or place of public resort. The corner gate of Jerusalem ( 2Kings:14:13; 2Chronicals:26:9) was on the north-west side of the city. Corner-stone Job:38:6; Isaiah:28:16), a block of great importance in binding together the sides of a building. The "head of the corner" Psalms:118:22-23) denotes the coping, the "coign of vantage", i.e., the topstone of a building. But the word "corner stone" is sometimes used to denote some person of rank and importance Isaiah:28:16). It is applied to our Lord, who was set in highest honour Matthew:21:42). He is also styled "the chief corner stone" Ephesians:2:20; 1Peter:2:6-8). When Zechariah (10:4), speaking of Judah, says, "Out of him came forth the corner," he is probably to be understood as ultimately referring to the Messiah as the "corner stone." (See TEMPLE, SOLOMON'S
Cornet @ Heb. shophar, "brightness," with reference to the clearness of its sound ( 1Chronicles:15:28; 2Chronicals:15:14; Psalms:98:6; Hosea:5:8). It is usually rendered in the Authorized Version "trumpet." It denotes the long and straight horn, about eighteen inches long. The words of Joel, "Blow the trumpet," literally, "Sound the cornet," refer to the festival which was the preparation for the day of Atonement. In Daniel:3:5-7, 10, 15, the word (keren) so rendered is a curved horn. The word "cornet" in 2Samuel:6:5 (Heb. mena'an'im, occurring only here) was some kind of instrument played by being shaken like the Egyptian sistrum, consisting of rings or bells hung loosely on iron rods.