Rick H Duggin
rduggin at juno.com
Thu Aug 10 12:19:13 EDT 2000
In advance, I apologize for the length of this question.
Someone asked me about YEUDOS when it functions
as an adjective in YEUDODIDASKALOS.
BAG says that YEUDADELFOS refers to one who
pretends to be a Christian brother...
YEUDAPOSTOLOS is one who represents himself to be
an apostle without the divine commission necessary for the
YEUDOLOGOS is one who speaks falsely, lying...
YEUDOMARTUREW is the act of giving false testimony...
YEUDOMARTUS is one who gives false testimony...
YEUDOPROFHTHS is one who falsely claims to be a
prophet of God or who prophesies falsely...
YEUDOCRISTOS is one who, in lying fashion, gives
himself out to be the Christ...
YEUDWNUMOS is falsely bearing a name...
YEUDOS means lie or falsehood.
YEUDODIDASKALOS is a false teacher, prob.
one who teaches falsehoods, 2 Pt.2:1.
1. Since the NT usage unanimously appears to
imply a lack of sincerity on the part of one who
is YEUDO[something], is it legitimate to assume
that the YEUDODIDASKALOS is insincere-- one
who cannot be sincerely mistaken in his teaching?
In otherwords, may/must we assume that the
YEUDODIDASKALOS is a liar (i.e., one with an
2. Or, is this something that cannot be decided by
the customary use of the adjective in the NT, but
must be decided entirely on the basis of its context
in 2 Pt.2:1?
Thanks for your help.
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