Saturday, September 23rd, 2023
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
pol´i - si : Literally "method of government," and so "ability to manage affairs." In a bad sense, "cunning," "craft," in Daniel 8:25 ( שׂכל , sekhel , "understanding"); in a good sense in 1 Macc 8:4 (βουλή , boulḗ , "counsel"); also in the King James Version 2 Macc 13:18; 14:29, 31 (μέθοδος , méthodos , στρατήγημα , stratḗgēma , στρατηγέω , stratēgéō ), where the Revised Version has "stratagem." Policies occurs in Judith 11:8 the King James Version for πανούργημα , panoúrgēma , lit. "readiness for anything," here in a good sense; Revised Version "subtil devices."
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Policy'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​isb/​p/policy.html. 1915.