187. The Nature of True Religion thrēskia (James 1:26-27)

In addition to the noun thrēskia (“expression of devotion to transcendent beings, especially as it expresses itself in cultic rites, worship” BDAG, 459), NT writers and their contemporaries use two other cognate terms, namely the adjective thrēskos (“religious” BDAG, 459) and … Continue reading

186. Hesitant, Doubting or Double-minded. dipsuchos in James 1:8; 4:8

The Greek, two-termination adjective dipsuchos only occurs twice in the New Testament and both of these are in the letter attributed to James (1:8; 4:8). The standard lexicon of NT Greek (BDAG) defines it as “pertaining to being uncertain about the … Continue reading