Led astray by punctuation: The meaning of πιορκ in Matt 5:33

J. A L Lee

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Abstract

The meaning of πιορκ 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-36
Number of pages13
JournalNovum Testamentum
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010

Keywords

  • BAG
  • BDAG
  • Didache 2:3
  • Matt 5:33
  • Oaths
  • Perjury

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