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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: ὄψιμος

(Strong's #3797 — Adjective — opsimos — op'-sim-os )

akin to opse and opsios (see LATE), denotes "late," or "latter," and is used of "the latter rain" in James 5:7 (the most authentic mss. omit huetos, "rain;" some have karpos, "fruit"); this rain falls in March and April, just before the harvest, in contrast to the early rain, in October. In the Sept., Deuteronomy 11:14; Proverbs 16:15; Jeremiah 5:24; Hosea 6:3; Joel 2:23; Zechariah 10:1 .

Note: For "latter" (husteros) in the AV of 1 Timothy 4:1 see LATER , and for 2 Peter 2:20 see LAST.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Latter'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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