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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4469 - ῥακά
- empty, i.e. a senseless, empty headed man
- a term of reproach used among the Jews in the time of Christ
Hebr. word expressive of contempt, Ev.Matthew 5:22 .
*ῥακά (T, ῥαχά ), usually taken to represent the Aram. רֵיקָא , a shortened form of H7386, " empty," as vocalized in the Galilæan dialect; an expression of contempt, raca: Matthew 5:22 (cf. DB, iv, 191 f.; and for other explanations, v. Zorell, s.v.).†
ῥαχά , see ῥακά .
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the Grecized form of the Apostle Paul’s Jewish name Σαούλ. For the phrase Σαῦλος ὁ καὶ Παῦλος (Acts 13:9), see s.v. Παῦλος, and cf. the discussion on ὁ καί s.v. ὁ (10). No instances of the name Σαῦλος are given in Preisigke’s Namenbuck, but an indecl. proper name Σαῦλ is cited from P Flor III. 280.17 (A.D. 514) τοῦ θαυμασ (ιωτάτου) Σαῦλ ἀκτου ̣αρίου.
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