Thursday, May 1, 2008

Today's Interesting Greek Note: Acts 19:24

For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen;
The word "craftsmen" at the end of this verse is a Greek word, pronounced in English something like tekh-nee-tace. As in, "technical" or "technician." I thought that was interesting.

The word also occurs three other times in the N.T., including verse 38 of this same chapter, referring to the same group of people. And then there is Hebrews 11:10, referring to Abraham:
For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
And in Revelation 18:22, referring to the future destruction of "Babylon the great:"
And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
Greek study really is interesting. Try it sometime!

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