Jan
2013

The Greek word anepileptos

Found only in the book of First Timothy (1 Tim. 3:2; 5:7; 6:14), the Greek adjective “anepileptos” meant “blameless” or “above reproach.”

Those who serve as “elders” or “bishops” (the function of these men is described in 1 Tim. 3:5) are to be “blameless” (without glaring faults). Paul associated this term with some widows in 1 Tim. 5:7 and then applied it to Timothy’s life in 1 Tim. 6:14.