Apr
2017

Didumos

Limited to Jn. 11:16; 20:24; 21:2Jn. 11:16; 20:24; 21:2
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16 Thomas therefore, who is called Didymus, said unto his fellow-disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him. 24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 2 There was together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.

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, “Didumos” is the Greek name for the apostle Thomas.  This name meant “twin” (Jn. 11:16Jn. 11:16
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16 Thomas therefore, who is called Didymus, said unto his fellow-disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.

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Apr
2017

The Greek word “didrachmon”

Limited to Mt. 17:24Mt. 17:24
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24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received the half-shekel came to Peter, and said, Doth not your teacher pay the half-shekel?

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, the Greek noun “didrachmon” (“double drachma”) described two silver coins.  This amount of money was used to pay the annual temple tax.  Among the Jews it was approximately equal to a half-shekel.

Apr
2017

The Greek word “didache”

Found more than twenty-five times in the New Testament, the Greek noun “didache” meant both “teaching” in the sense of instruction and “teaching” in the sense of “doctrine” (specific truths).

Those who heard Jesus’ teaching” were astonished (Mt. 7:28Mt. 7:28
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28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these words, the multitudes were astonished at his teaching:

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).  The Pharisees and Sadducees had their “doctrine” (Mt. 16:12Mt. 16:12
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12 Then understood they that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

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).  The first Christians continued “stedfastly in the apostle’s doctrine” (Acts 2:42Acts 2:42
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42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and the prayers.

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).  Jerusalem was filled with the “doctrine” of Christ (Acts 5:28Acts 5:28
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28 saying, We strictly charged you not to teach in this name: and behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.

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).  There is a “form of doctrine” to be obeyed (Rom. 6:17Rom. 6:17
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17 But thanks be to God, that, whereas ye were servants of sin, ye became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching whereunto ye were delivered;

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).  We are to avoid those who teach false doctrine (Rom. 16:17Rom. 16:17
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17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them that are causing the divisions and occasions of stumbling, contrary to the doctrine which ye learned: and turn away from them.

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).  Paul used this term when writing to Timothy (2 Tim. 4:22 Tim. 4:2
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2 preach the word; be urgent in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

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) and Titus (1:9).  It is possible to not “abide in the doctrine” of Christ (2 Jn. 9).

Apr
2017

The Greek word “didasko”

Found numerous times in Matthew-Revelation, the Greek verb “didasko” meant “teach.”  As illustrated by Mt. 4:23; 5:2; 26:55Mt. 4:23; 5:2; 26:55
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23 And Jesus went about in all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of disease and all manner of sickness among the people. 2 and he opened his mouth and taught them, saying, 55 In that hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a robber with swords and staves to seize me? I sat daily in the temple teaching, and ye took me not.

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; Mk. 8:31Mk. 8:31
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31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, and the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.

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; Lk. 11:1Lk. 11:1
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11 1 And it came to pass, as he was praying in a certain place, that when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, even as John also taught his disciples.

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, one of Jesus’ primary tasks was teaching.  Jesus said the Holy Spirit would come and “teach” the apostles “all things” (Jn. 14:26Jn. 14:26
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26 But the Comforter, even the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said unto you.

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).  Jewish officials did not want the apostles to “speak or teach” about Jesus (Acts 4:18Acts 4:18
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18 And they called them, and charged them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

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).  Christians did not “cease teaching” the Christian faith (Acts 5:42Acts 5:42
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42 And every day, in the temple and at home, they ceased not to teach and to preach Jesus as the Christ.

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) and persistence allowed “much people to be taught” (Acts 11:26Acts 11:26
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26 and when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that even for a whole year they were gathered together with the church, and taught much people, and that the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

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).  Teaching was done in “every church” (1 Cor. 4:171 Cor. 4:17
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17 For this cause have I sent unto you Timothy, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, who shall put you in remembrance of my ways which are in Christ, even as I teach everywhere in every church.

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) to assure doctrinal unity.  Even “nature” can do some “teaching” (1 Cor. 11:141 Cor. 11:14
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14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a dishonor to him?

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).  Singing is designed to teach (Col. 3:16Col. 3:16
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16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts unto God.

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), and women are forbidden from “teaching” in the sense of usurping authority over men (1 Tim. 2:121 Tim. 2:12
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12 But I permit not a woman to teach, nor to have dominion over a man, but to be in quietness.

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).  There is a need to “teach others also” (2 Tim. 2:22 Tim. 2:2
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2 And the things which thou hast heard from me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

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) lest people need “taught again” (Heb. 5:12Heb. 5:12
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12 For when by reason of the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need again that some one teach you the rudiments of the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of solid food.

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).  Some “teaching” is evil (Rev. 2:14, 20Rev. 2:14, 20
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14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there some that hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit fornication. 20 But I have this against thee, that thou sufferest the woman Jezebel, who calleth herself a prophetess; and she teacheth and seduceth my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed to idols.

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Apr
2017

The Greek word “didaskalos”

Found fifty-eight times in the New Testament and used most often in Matthew-John, the Greek noun “didaskalos” meant “teacher.”  In the KJV this word is often translated “master.”  For some of the places where this term is used see Mt. 8:19; 9:11; 10:24-25; 12:38; 17:24; 19:16; 22:16, 24, 36Mt. 8:19; 9:11; 10:24-25; 12:38; 17:24; 19:16; 22:16, 24, 36
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19 And there came a scribe, and said unto him, Teacher, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Teacher with the publicans and sinners? 24 A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his lord. 25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his teacher, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more them of his household! 38 Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, Teacher, we would see a sign from thee. 24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received the half-shekel came to Peter, and said, Doth not your teacher pay the half-shekel? 16 And behold, one came to him and said, Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 16 And they send to him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Teacher, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, and carest not for any one: for thou regardest not the person of men. 24 saying, Teacher, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. 36 Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?

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; Mk. 4:38; 12:14Mk. 4:38; 12:14
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38 And he himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion: and they awake him, and say unto him, Teacher, carest thou not that we perish? 14 And when they were come, they say unto him, Teacher, we know that thou art true, and carest not for any one; for thou regardest not the person of men, but of a truth teachest the way of God: Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

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; Lk. 3:12; 6:40Lk. 3:12; 6:40
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12 And there came also publicans to be baptized, and they said unto him, Teacher, what must we do? 40 The disciple is not above his teacher: but every one when he is perfected shall be as his teacher.

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; Jn. 1:38; 20:16Jn. 1:38; 20:16
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38 And Jesus turned, and beheld them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? And they said unto him, Rabbi , where abideth thou? 16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turneth herself, and saith unto him in Hebrew, Rabboni; which is to say, Teacher.

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Aside from Matthew-John this word is limited to Acts 13:1Acts 13:1
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13 1 Now there were at Antioch, in the church that was there, prophets and teachers, Barnabas, and Symeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen the foster-brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

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; Rom. 2:20Rom. 2:20
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20 a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of babes, having in the law the form of knowledge and of the truth;

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; 1 Cor. 12:28-291 Cor. 12:28-29
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28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, divers kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

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; Eph. 4:11Eph. 4:11
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11 And he gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

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; 1 Tim. 2:71 Tim. 2:7
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7 whereunto I was appointed a preacher and an apostle , a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

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; 2 Tim. 1:11; 4:32 Tim. 1:11; 4:3
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11 whereunto I was appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure the sound doctrine; but, having itching ears, will heap to themselves teachers after their own lusts;

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; Heb. 5:12Heb. 5:12
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12 For when by reason of the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need again that some one teach you the rudiments of the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of solid food.

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; Jas. 3:1Jas. 3:1
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3 1 Be not many of you teachers, my brethren, knowing that we shall receive heavier judgment.

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Apr
2017

The Greek word “didaskalia”

Found twenty-one times in the New Testament, the Greek noun “didaskalia” meant “instruction” or “teaching.”  There are the religious “doctrines” of men which condemn (Mt. 15:9Mt. 15:9
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9 But in vain do they worship me, Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men.

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; Mk. 7:7Mk. 7:7
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7 But in vain do they worship me, Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men.

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).  The Old Testament is for our “learning” (Rom. 15:4Rom. 15:4
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4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that through patience and through comfort of the scriptures we might have hope.

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).  People may be carried about by every wind of “doctrine” (Eph. 4:14Eph. 4:14
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14 that we may be no longer children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error;

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).  Some teaching is contrary to sound “doctrine” (1 Tim. 1:101 Tim. 1:10
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10 for fornicators, for abusers of themselves with men, for menstealers, for liars, for false swearers, and if there be any other thing contrary to the sound doctrine;

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).  There are the “doctrines” of devils (1 Tim. 4:11 Tim. 4:1
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4 1 But the Spirit saith expressly, that in later times some shall fall away from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons,

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) as well as “good doctrine” (1 Tim. 4:61 Tim. 4:6
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6 If thou put the brethren in mind of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished in the words of the faith, and of the good doctrine which thou hast followed until now:

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).  Heed is to be given to “doctrine” (1 Tim. 4:11 Tim. 4:1
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4 1 But the Spirit saith expressly, that in later times some shall fall away from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons,

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3, 16).  It is possible to “labor in doctrine” (1 Tim. 5:171 Tim. 5:17
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17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and in teaching.

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).  There is the “doctrine” according to godliness (1 Tim. 6:31 Tim. 6:3
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3 If any man teacheth a different doctrine, and consenteth not to sound words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

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).  We read of “sound doctrine” in Tit. 1:9; 2:1Tit. 1:9; 2:1
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9 holding to the faithful word which is according to the teaching, that he may be able to exhort in the sound doctrine, and to convict the gainsayers. 2 1 But speak thou the things which befit the sound doctrine:

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Apr
2017

The Greek word “didaktos”

Limited to Jn. 6:45Jn. 6:45
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45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall all be taught of God. Every one that hath heard from the Father, and hath learned, cometh unto me.

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and 1 Cor. 2:131 Cor. 2:13
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13 Which things also we speak, not in words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Spirit teacheth; combining spiritual things with spiritual words.

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, the Greek adjective “didaktos” had “three senses:  a.  ‘taught,’ b.  ‘learned,’ and c.  ‘teachable.’  It is used in the absolute in Jn. 6:45Jn. 6:45
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45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall all be taught of God. Every one that hath heard from the Father, and hath learned, cometh unto me.

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” (Kittel, Abridged Edition, p. 166) and shows the “distinctiveness to the source” of Paul’s teaching in 1 Cor. 2:131 Cor. 2:13
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13 Which things also we speak, not in words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Spirit teacheth; combining spiritual things with spiritual words.

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(ibid).

Apr
2017

The Greek word “didaktikos”

Limited to 1 Tim. 3:21 Tim. 3:2
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2 The bishop therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, orderly, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

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; 2 Tim. 2:242 Tim. 2:24
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24 And the Lord's servant must not strive, but be gentle towards all, apt to teach, forbearing,

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, the Greek adjective “didaktikos” meant “skillful in teaching” (Silva, 1:710).  Elders (1 Tim. 3:21 Tim. 3:2
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2 The bishop therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, orderly, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

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) and the “Lord’s servant” (2 Tim. 2:242 Tim. 2:24
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24 And the Lord's servant must not strive, but be gentle towards all, apt to teach, forbearing,

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) are to be “apt to teach.”  Part of this aptness seems to involve the refutation of religious error.  Prior “to the NT, this word is attested only in Philo, who applies it not to persons but to virtue ‘acquired by teaching,’ etc., Mut 83” (ibid).

Apr
2017

The Greek word “diachorizo”

Limited to Lk. 9:33Lk. 9:33
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33 And it came to pass, as they were parting from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah: not knowing what he said.

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, the Greek verb “diachorizo” meant “depart from” or “separate.”  During the transfiguration of Jesus Moses and Elijah “separated” (departed) from the Lord.

Apr
2017

The Greek word “diachleuazo”

Limited to Acts 2:13Acts 2:13
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13 But others mocking said, They are filled with new wine.

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(in some manuscripts), the Greek verb “diachleuazo” meant “scoff” or “mock.”  Some mocked the apostle’s ability to speak in “tongues” (languages they had never learned).