Feb
2018

The Greek noun “ἔθος”

Limited to Lk. 1:9; 2:42; 22:39; Jn. 19:40; Acts 6:14; 15:1; 16:21; 21:21; 25:16; 26:3; 28:17; Heb. 10:25, the Greek noun “ethos” meant “custom,” “law,” “habit.”

Spicq (1:407-410) noted how this noun described personal customs (Lk. 22:39), religious and social customs (Jn. 19:40), legal rule (Lk. 2:42) Roman law (Acts 25:16), and the “customs of Moses” or the “Jewish fathers” (Acts 6:14; 15:1).