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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Raca

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Vain, empty, worthless, only found in Matthew 5:22 . The Jews used it as a word of contempt. It is derived from a root meaning "to spit."


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Raca'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/r/raca.html. 1897.

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