Nov
2012

The Greek word anapipto

Found only in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, the Greek verb “anapipto” meant “recline” or “lean back.”

This word is often used in conjunction with a meal (Mt. 15:35; Mk. 6:40; 8:6; Lk. 11:37; 17:7; Jn. 6:10; 13:12).  In Mt. 15:35 this verb is translated “sit down.”