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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A word derived from a Hebrew word signifying vain, trifling, brainless; otherwise, beggarly, worthless. It is thus translated by the Vulgate, in Judges 11:3; in the English, "vain men." The word includes a strong idea of contempt. Christ says, Matthew 5:22 , whoever shall say to his brother, "Raca," shall be condemned by the council, or sanhedrim. The term translated "fool" in the same passage, means vile and abandoned wretch.
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Raca'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/r/raca.html. 1859.