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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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Matthew 28:13 (in some texts); Mark 12:40,42,43 ; Luke 2:37 ; 4:25,26 , lit., "a woman a widow;" Luke 7:12 ; 18:3,5 ; 20:47 ; 21:2,3 ; Acts 6:1 ; 9:39,41 ; 1 Timothy 5:3 (twice),4,5,11,16 (twice); James 1:27 ; 1 Timothy 5:9 refers to elderly "widows" (not an ecclesiastical "order"), recognized, for relief or maintenance by the church (cp. 1 Timothy 5:3,16 ), as those who had fulfilled the conditions mentioned; where relief could be ministered by those who had relatives that were "widows" (a likely circumstance in large families), the church was not to be responsible; there is an intimation of the tendency to shelve individual responsibility at the expense of church funds. In Revelation 18:7 , it is used figuratively of a city forsaken.

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

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