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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
(1 Corinthians 14:2; 1 Corinthians 14:4; 1 Corinthians 14:13-14; 1 Corinthians 14:19; 1 Corinthians 14:27) is a gloss of the A.V.; for the Greek has simply γλῶσσα , a tongue, obviously meaning a different living language from that ordinarily employed by the speaker (γλῶσσα ἑτέρα, Mark 16:17; Acts 2:4). Others understand an ecstatic utterance of abrupt, incoherent, and unintelligible expressions which needed an interpreter. See the monographs cited by Volbeding, Index Programmatum, p. 73. (See SPIRITUAL GIFTS).
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Unknown Tongue'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/u/unknown-tongue.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.