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Bibil Identifier bibil:202663
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Led Astray by Punctuation
Title (English, ) The Meaning of ἐπιορκῶ in Matt 5:33
Author Lee, John A.L.
Journal Novum Testamentum. An International Quarterly for New Testament and Related Studies (Volume: 52, Issue: 1)
Response article "You shall not swear falsely" (Matt 5:33c)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 24-36 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The meaning of ἐπιορκῶ in Matt 5:33 remains uncertain in the NT lexicon of Bauer in English and in major commentaries. This paper traces the problem in Bauer to misreading of punctuation. A re-examination of the evidence establishes that the appropriate meaning is break one's sworn promise, and this is seen to be the meaning Bauer intended.
DOI DOI:10.1163/156853609790244803
Pericopes Matthew 5,33
Terms ἐπιορκέω
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