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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Untoward

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UNTOWARD . ‘Untoward’ is ‘not toward,’ i.e. not well disposed. It occurs in Acts 2:40 ‘this untoward generation.’ Cf. ‘untoward to all good … forward to evil’ Judgement of the Synode at Dort , p. 32. The subst. ‘untowardness’ occurs in the heading of Isaiah 28:1-29 , Hosea 6:1-11 . The word is still occasionally used, but in the more modern sense of ‘unfortunate’ as ‘an untoward accident.’

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Untoward'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/u/untoward.html. 1909.

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