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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Hypocrite

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1: ὑποκριτής
(Strong's #5273 — Noun Masculine — hupokrites — hoop-ok-ree-tace' )

corresponding to the above, primarily denotes "one who answers;" then, "a stage-actor;" it was a custom for Greek and Roman actors to speak in large masks with mechanical devices for augmenting the force of the voice; hence the word became used metaphorically of "a dissembler, a hypocrite." It is found only in the Synoptists, and always used by the Lord, fifteen times in Matthew; elsewhere, Mark 7:6 ; Luke 6:42 ; 11:44 (in some mss.); 12:56; 13:15.


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

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the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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