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Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:20:13 +0000

Limited to Acts 28:11, “the Alexandrian ship had the Dioscuri (RSV ‘Twin Brothers’), Castor and Pollux, as a figure-head (and protective deities)” (Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament, 1:336).

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ThThe Greek word “diorusso”

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:41:04 +0000

Limited to Mt. 6:19-20; 24:43; Lk. 12:39, the Greek verb “diorusso” meant “dig through” or “break in.”  Jesus used this term to describe illegal entry into homes for the purpose of theft. Ancient people sometimes regarded door thresholds as sacred places (compare Jer. 35:4), and there were actually “threshold covenants” as discussed by David Lusk in his books on […]

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The Greek noun “diorthosis”

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:59:41 +0000

Limited to Heb. 9:10, the Greek noun “diorthosis” meant “reformation.”  This term describes “a season of reformation, or the perfecting of things, referring to the times of the Messiah” (Thayer, p. 152).  

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The Greek word “diorthoma”

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:45:15 +0000

Limited to Acts 24:2 and not found in all our manuscripts, the Greek noun “diorthoma” meant “reform” or “setting things straight.” “Tertullus praises Felix because of the reforms granted to the people” (Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament, 1:336).

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The Greek word “diopetes”

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 01:51:22 +0000

Limited to Acts 19:35, the Greek noun “diopetes” meant “fallen from heaven.”  A town clerk used this word to say the sacred stone of Artemis (Diana) had fallen from heaven.

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The Greek word “dioper”

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:06:36 +0000

Limited to 1 Cor. 8:13; 10:14; 14:13, the Greek conjunction “dioper” is an inferential conjunction which indicates a conclusion is about to be drawn based on preceding information.  This conjunction may be rendered “therefore,” “wherefore,” “for this very reason.”

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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 02:02:48 +0000

Mentioned only in Acts 17:34, “Dionusios” was a member of the Areopagite who was converted by Paul.

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The Greek word “diodeuo”

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 20:39:31 +0000

Limited to Lk. 8:1; Acts 17:1, the Greek verb “diodeuo” meant “travel,” “journey,” “go about.”  This word is associated with Jesus’ travels through villages and cities (Lk. 8:1) and the “we narrative” for the journeys through Amphipolis and Apollonia toward Thessalonica in Acts 17:1.

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The Greek word “dio”

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:56:20 +0000

Scattered through the books of Matthew-Second Peter, the Greek conjunction “dio” is an “inferential conjunction.”  This term is often translated “wherefore” or “therefore.”  For some of the places it occurs, see Mt. 27:8; Acts 10:29; Rom. 1:24; 4:22; 15:7; 1 Cor. 12:3; 2 Cor. 1:20; Gal. 4:31; Eph. 2:11; 3:13; Phil. 2:9; 1 Thess. 2:18; 3:1; 5:11; Phile. 8; Heb. 3:7, 10; 11:12, 16; 12:12, 28; Jas. 1:21; 4:6; 1 Pet. 1:13; 2:6; 2 Pet. 1:10, 12; 3:14.

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The Greek word “dilogos”

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 00:06:12 +0000

Limited to 1 Tim. 3:8, the Greek adjective “dilogos” meant “double-tongued” or “two-faced.”    This type of person says something to one person and something else to another.  Deceitfulness and insecurity are also included in the meaning of this word which Paul associated with deacons.

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