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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Profane (Adjective and Verb)

Dictionaries :: Profane (Adjective and Verb)

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g952 Greek: bebelos

Profane (Adjective and Verb):

primarily, "permitted to be trodden, accessible" (from baino, "to go," whence belos, "a threshold"), hence, "unhallowed, profane" (opposite to hieros, "sacred"), is used of

(a) persons, 1Ti 1:9; Hbr 12:16;

(b) things, 1Ti 4:7; 6:20; 2Ti 2:16. "The natural antagonism between the profane and the holy or divine grew into a moral antagonism.... Accordingly bebelos is that which lacks all relationship or affinity to God" (Cremer, who compares koinos, "common," in the sense of ritual uncleanness).

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g953 Greek: bebeloo

Profane (Adjective and Verb):

primarily, "to cross the threshold" (akin to A, which see), hence, "to profane, pollute," occurs in Mat 12:5; Act 24:6 (the latter as in Act 21:28, 29: cp. DEFILE, A, No. 1, PARTITION).


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