Subject: Re: Re: Catholics and Freemasons
Arnold.......I looked in my Greek Bible that gives the Old Greek and Modern
Greek renditions of the word:"Greek-s"
BIGGEST problem I have determined is with SAUL of Tarsus (or the translators) changing the
word "Ioudaios'' i. e. Jew, to mean that they were from the Tribe of
words for Greek in the Old Greek:"Ellinwn'' "Ellesi",
words for "Greek" in the Modern Greek: "Ellenida"(Fem)
NOWHERE is the word "Greek" used....in fact, the word doesn't even exist in the
Greek Bible....old or modern Greek.
Ioudaios is the ONLY word for 'Jew' in Greek.....both Old Greek and Modern Greek.
"Hellunisths" is a Jew by birth or religion who speaks Greek, used
chiefly of foreign Jews and proselytes whether converted to Christianity or not (Act 6:1;
9:29; 11:20, and in later editions of the Bible ''Hellenas"
" "Ioudaios" is a Jew or Judean from
Judea. All the posterity of Jacob were called "Israel" or
''children of Israel'' from the surname of the partiarch, until the time of King Rehoboam.
TEN tribes, revolating from this prince and adhering tro Jefoboam, became known from then
on as the Hose of Israel. The two tribes of Judah and Benjamin, remaining
faithful to the family of David were called the House of Judah. Therefore,
after the decection of the ten tribes, "Ioudaioi'', JEWS, sifnifided subject of the
kingdom of Judah. (2 Kgs. 16:6; 25:25; Jer. 38:19; 40;11). After the
Babylonian captivity, the name ''Jews'' was extended to all the descendants of Israel who
retained the Jewish religion, whether they belonged to the two or the ten tribes and
whether or not they returned to Judah as no doubt some of them did. It is in
this extensive sense that the word is aplied in the NT (Acts 2:5, 10 [cf. 26:7; James
1:1). The Apostle Paul distinguishes beteeween the one who is a jew
''outwardly'' and the one who is a jew ''inwardly'' (Rom. 2:29;
3:1) By the former, he means a person descended from Abraham Isaac, and Jacob
according to the flesh and observing the outward ordinances of the Mosaic Law, but
destitute of the faith of Abraham, not believing in the seed which is Christ.
one who is a jew inwardly Paul means the one who, whether Jew or Gentile by natural
descent is a child of Abraham through faith in Christ, the promised seed (cf. Rom 4:16;
Gal. 3:7, 29) and consequently is a true confessor of Jehovah."
(From: New Testament The Complete Word Study Dictionary by Dr. Spiros Zodhiates
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to be a companion to the Strong's Concordance and Complete Word Study N.T.
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