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Certificate of Debt
Handwriting
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The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Handwriting
HANDWRITING. In Col 2:14 the KJV expression “handwriting” (Gr. cheirographon) is a hand-written document, often found in the Gr. papyri with the specific sense of a certificate of indebtedness (see NASB) or bond (RSV). In this passage the term presumably refers to the written Mosaic law. Its decrees
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Certificate of Debt
CERTIFICATE OF DEBT (Gk. cheirographon, “what one has written with his own hand”). Applied figuratively in Col. 2:14 to the Mosaic law, which shows men to be chargeable with offenses for which they must pay the penalty. KJV, “the handwriting of ordinances.” The NIV renders “the written code.”
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Handwriting
Handwriting(Col. 2:14). The “blotting out the handwriting” is the removal by the grace of the gospel of the condemnation of the law which we had broken.
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