Mar
2017

The Greek word “diatage”

Limited to Acts 7:53 and Rom. 13:2, the Greek noun “diatage” meant “ordinance,” “direction,” “disposition.”

Israel received the law by “directions of angels (i.e., by God’s directing angels [to transmit it]), Acts 7:53” (BDAG, p. 189).  In Rom. 13:2 this word helps remind us civil government is God’s idea.