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The Greek word “ἐγκάθετος”

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:40:07 +0000

Limited to Lk. 20:20, the Greek adjective “enkathetos” meant “spy” or “lying in wait,” “lying in ambush.”  Men, pretending to be honest, were sent to spy on Jesus.  These fellows hoped to hear Jesus say something which could be reported to Pilate as evidence against Him.


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The Greek word “ἔγερσις”

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 02:19:49 +0000

Limited to Mt. 27:53, the Greek noun “egersis” meant “awakening” or “resurrection.”  Matthew used this term to describe Jesus’ resurrection.


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The Greek word “ἐγείρω”

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 20:23:17 +0000

Found a hundred and forty-four times in the New Testament, the Greek verb “egeiro” meant “raise,” “be raised,” “wake up.”  The basic meaning of this term is wake from sleep (Mt. 1:24; 2:13-14, 20-21; 8:26; Mk. 4:27).  In Rom. 13:11 and Eph. 5:14, this word egeiro “is a metaphor for the cessation of a manner […]


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The Greek word “ἐγγύς”

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 23:30:54 +0000

Found thirty-two times in the New Testament, the Greek adverb “engus” meant “close to” or “near.”  Jesus spoke of “summer drawing night” (Mt. 24:32).  A Passover was “at hand” (Jn. 2:13).  Bethany was “nigh” to Jerusalem (Jn. 11:18).  Jesus was crucified “nigh” to the city” (Jn. 19:20).  Gentiles were “made nigh” by the blood of […]


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The Greek word “ἔγγυος”

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 21:07:22 +0000

Limited to Heb. 7:22, the Greek adjective “enguos” meant “pledge” or “guarantee.”  Jesus is our guarantee of a better covenant.


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The Greek word “ἐγγράφω”

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 03:33:37 +0000

Limited to Lk. 10:20 and 2 Cor. 3:2-3, the Greek verb “engrapho” meant “write upon,” “engrave,” “inscribe.”  Jesus spoke about names being “written” in heaven (Lk. 10:20).  Paul also used this term when writing to the Corinthians.


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The Greek word “ἐγγίζω”

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 23:23:37 +0000

Found more than forty times in the New Testament, the Greek verb “engizo” meant “come near,” “approach,” “bring near.”  In Mt. 3:2, the first time this term is used in the New Testament, the meaning is “at hand” (John the Baptist was speaking about the kingdom of God).  This same sense is found in Mt. […]


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“Ἑβραϊστί”

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 03:31:40 +0000

Limited to Jn. 5:2; 19:13, 17, 20; 20:16; Rev. 9:11; 16:16,”Hebraisti” meant “In Hebrew” or “in the Hebrew language.” The Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament (1:370) suggested the references in John “probably” use this term “to provide historical details” and the book of Revelation contains this term “to intensify the strangeness of what is […]


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“Ἑβραΐς”

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 22:59:57 +0000

Limited to Acts 21:40; 22:2; 26:14, “Hebrais” meant “Hebrew.”  All three times this name-adjective occurs in Acts it describes the Hebrew language.


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“Ἑβραῖος”

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 03:10:15 +0000

Limited to Acts 6:1; 2 Cor. 11:22; Phil. 3:5, Hebraios” described someone who was a Hebrew.  This designation is far less common in the New Testament than the word “Jew.” The Dictionary of New Testament Theology (2:305) claims this “is an old word of uncertain meaning,” and “was used by other peoples in the old […]


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