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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: διδάσκαλος
(Strong's #1320 — Noun Masculine — didaskalos — did-as'-kal-os )

a teacher (from didasko, "to teach"), cp. didaskalia, "teaching, doctrine, instruction," is translated "doctors," with reference to the teachers of the Jewish religion, Luke 2:46 . Cp. paideutes, "a teacher." See MASTER , TEACHER.

2: νομοδιδάσκαλος
(Strong's #3547 — Noun Masculine — nomodidaskalos — nom-od-id-as'-kal-os )

"a teacher of the Law" (nomos, "a law," and No. 1), with reference to the teachers of the Mosaic Law, is used in the same sense as No. 1, Luke 5:17 ; Acts 5:34 ; also of those who went about among Christians, professing to be instructors of the Law, 1 Timothy 1:7 . See TEACHER. See under LAW.

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

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