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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Exorcist

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1: ἐξορκιστής
(Strong's #1845 — Noun Masculine — exorkistes — ex-or-kis-tace' )

denotes (a) "one who administers an oath;" (b) "an exorcist" (akin to exorkizo, "to adjure," from orkos, "an oath"), "one who empolys a formula of conjuration for the expulsion of demons," Acts 19:13 . The practice of "exorcism" was carried on by strolling Jews, who used their power in the recitation of particular names.


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Exorcist'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/e/exorcist.html. 1940.

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Thursday, September 19th, 2019
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
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