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A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
COWARDICE.—Cowardice must be distinguished from a natural timidity in circumstances of danger, from the awe which, in the presence of the miraculous or the extraordinary, may so possess the mind as for the moment to paralyze its activities, and above all from the fear of God, His paternal love, power,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
COWARDICE [δειλία deilia]. A state of shameful fear. In Stoic philosophical discourse, cowardice appears as one of the cardinal vices along with folly, licentiousness, and injustice. Cowardice is the antithesis of courage, which the NT describes as one of the characteristics of a faithful disciple of
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