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(rah' cuh) Word of reproach meaning, “empty” or “ignorant” that the Hebrew writers borrowed from the Aramaic language. Jesus used it in Matthew 5:22 as a strong term of derision, second only to “fool.” He placed it in the context of anger and strongly condemned one who would use it of another person.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Raca'. Holman Bible Dictionary.​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​r/raca.html. 1991.