Tag: Greek Word


08 Apr 2016

Baptism

The words baptism or baptize are only found in the New Testament. To baptize is a N.T. doctrine translated from the Koine Greek word βαπτίζω [baptizo /bap·tid·zo/].[1] Baptizo is a verb meaning to immerse or to submerge (like a sunken vessel). Baptizo comes from the root word Bapto which means to dip. A illustration of both words comes from a simple pickle recipe. In order...

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17 Mar 2016

Mansions

Word for Today: Mansions “In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2, NKJV) Here we actually have two words, House and Mansions, that we are going to examine. The first word is house which is the Koine Greek word οἰκία [oikia /oy·kee·ah/][1]. Oikia means a residence...

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04 Mar 2016

Angareuō and the pony express

Angareuō and the pony express Do you remember the pony express from America’s wild west days? The pony express riders delivered the mail to the settlers in the west during the 1860’s. Carrying the mail, one rider would ride from his station and deliver it to the next rider at the next station. Then, that rider would take the mail and ride to another station, and...

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04 Mar 2016

Poikilos – Diversified

Poikilos – diversified A multi-colored word In secular Greek poikilos (ποικίλος) basically means multi-colored. A leopard skin is poikilos. The feathers of birds are poikilos. Granite stone is said to be poikilos. But the word is not used just to describe natural things. It also means cunningly made in various colors. Cloth or carpet can be poikilos. Here we see the word take on the...

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