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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Busybody
Busybody [Gk. periergázomai, períergos] (2 Thess. 3:11; 1 Tim. 5:13); NEB also “minding everybody’s business but their own” (2 Thess. 3:11); cf. 1 Pet. 4:15, AV (allotrioepískopos); RSV “mischief-maker”; NEB “infringing the rights of others.” If these passages are coupled with such others as Jas.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Busybody
BUSYBODY. Three different Gr. words are used, all meaning the same thing: (1) periergos, meaning “to be overly officious,” “to be a busybody” (1 Tim 5:13); (2) periergazomai, meaning “to make oneself always too busy,” “to be a busybody” (2 Thess 3:11); (3) allotriepiskopos, meaning “a meddler in other
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Busybody
BUSYBODY (Gk. periergos, “working around,” 1 Tim. 5:13; to “be overbusy,” 2 Thess. 3:11; allotriepiskopos, “one who supervises others’ affairs,” 1 Pet. 4:15, NASB; “troublesome meddler”). A meddlesome person, emphatically condemned in the above passages.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Busybody
BUSYBODY — a gossipy, meddlesome person; one who pries into the affairs of others (2 Thess. 3:11). This type of behavior is not appropriate for Christians.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BUSYBODY
BUSYBODY<biz’-i-bod-i> ([περίεργος, periergos], [ἀλλοτριοεπίσκοττος, allotrioepiskopos]): The word is found twice in Paulinic literature.: 1 Timothy 5:13, “not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies,” and 2 Thessalonians 3:11, “work not at all, but are busybodies.” It is also found in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Busybody
BUSYBODY, bizʹi-bod-i (περίεργος, períergos, ἀλλοτριοεπίσκοπος, allotrioepískopos): The word is found twice in Paulinic lit.: 1 Tim 5:13, “not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies,” and 2 Thess 3:11, “work not at all, but are busybodies.” It is also found in 1 Pet 4:15 AV (RV “meddler”) “or
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