Friday, July 10, 2009

Today's Greek Word-PHARASAIOS-

NAB rendering:

Luke 5:33 And they said to him, "The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and the disciples of the Pharisees do the same; but yours eat and drink."

Today's Greek word is


This is the plural from PHARASAIOS

Pronounced FAR UH SIGH AHs

The Pharisees were the Jewish group that Jesus and Paul frequently spoke out against, as well as the explicit teachings of the Scriptures, due to the hypocritical ways of some from their flock.

Today's word is important because it helps highlight our Faith and to show us the great contrast of the Christians and those that were worldy. Frequently Christ spoke against becoming TOO much a part of the world. In context he didn't want anyone losing sight of the greater goal of loving GOD and serving GOD to their fullest. As such, the disciples fast very often and also pray always, whereas the Pharisees' disciples do the same, but instead of actually fasting they eat and they drink. We find this is another example of the fact that the Pharisees don't usually practice what they preach in the Scriptures.

-William Albrecht-

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