Oct
2012

The Greek word anakupto

Found just four times in the New Testament (Lk. 13:11; 21:28; Jn. 8:7, 10), the Greek verb “anakupto” describing “looking up” or lifting oneself.

Luke (13:11) described a woman who was too ill to “lift herself.”  Jesus used this word when discussing the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. (Lk. 21:28).  This word is also associated with John’s discussion of the woman caught in the act of adultery (Jn. 8:7, 10).