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WORD . Apart from the personal use of ‘Word’ as a title of Christ (see Logos), its Biblical interpretation presents few difficulties. Both in the OT and in the NT the original terms employed may pass from the meaning ‘speech’ to signify ‘the subject matter of speech.’ In some passages there is uncertainty as to whether the tr. [Note: translate or translation.] should be ‘word’ or ‘thing.’ For example, 1 Kings 11:41 RVm [Note: Revised Version margin.] has ‘or words , or matters ’ as alternatives to ‘the acts of Solomon.’ In Acts 8:21 ‘thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter’ probably means’ in the matter in dispute,’ which was the coveted power of imparting the gifts of the Holy Spirit; but the RVm [Note: Revised Version margin.] ‘word’ is preferred by some expositors, who think that the reference is to the word preached by the Apostles and its attendant blessings (cf. Mark 1:45 , Luke 1:2 ). The EV [Note: English Version.] retains ‘word’ in Matthew 18:16 and 2 Corinthians 13:1 , although Deuteronomy 19:15 reads: ‘At the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall every matter be established.’

J. G. Tasker.


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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Word'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hdb/w/word.html. 1909.

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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