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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g4027 Greek: perikatharma


denotes "offscouring, refuse" (lit., "cleanings," i.e., that which is thrown away in cleansing; from perikathairo, "to purify all around," i.e., completely, as in the Sept. of Deu 18:10; Jos 5:4.) It is once used in the Sept. (Pro 21:18) as the price of expiation; among the Greeks the term was applied to victims sacrificed to make expiation; they also used it of criminals kept at the public expense, to be thrown into the sea, or otherwise killed, at the outbreak of a pestilence, etc. It is used in 1Cr 4:13 much in this sense (not of sacrificial victims), "the filth of the world," representing "the most abject and despicable men" (Grimm-Thayer), the scum or rubbish of humanity.

2 Strong's Number: g4509 Greek: rhupos


denotes "dirt, filth," 1Pe 3:21.

Cp. rhuparia, "filthiness" (see A, No. 2, below);
     rhuparos, "vile," Jam 2:2; Rev 22:11, in the best mss. (see B, No. 3, below);
     rhupoo, "to make filthy," Rev 22:11;
     rhupaino (see D below).


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