Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words
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Vine's Expository Dictionary is a reference guide to New Testament Greek words for English readers. It explains the meaning of the original Greek with the added dimension of the context of the Greek word. For example: In English, the Bible uses only one word for "love," but in New Testament Greek there are four (two being used most often). So Vine's fills the gap between the Bible in English and the original New Testament Greek.
Vine's also provides the definition of a word (as used in the King James Version) more accurately than an English dictionary, because it expands the Greek use of the word. For example, the word, "godliness" in 1 Tim. 2:2 is defined in the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary as "1: Divine 2: pious, devout -", but in Vines, it is defined as " 'to be devout,' denotes that piety which characterized by a Godward attitude, does that which is well-pleasing to Him." So we have a fuller meaning of the word by seeing how the word is used in the NT.
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