False Witness
False Accusations • False Testimony • False Witnesses • Perjury • Profession
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
False Witness
FALSE WITNESS.—The prohibition in the Decalogue of bearing false witness was endorsed by Christ (οὐ ψευδομαρτυρήσεις, Mt 19:18 ||). Originally it dealt, not with lying in general, but with lying against one’s neighbour, perhaps because this is the most frequent form of falsehood (see Dale, Ten Commandments,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
False Testimony, False Witness
false testimony, false witness. Bearing false testimony, particularly in court, is banned in the OT laws (Exod. 20:16; 23:1; Deut. 5:20), and the false witness is subject to the penalty he intended to inflict on the accused (Deut. 19:16–21). Twice God is said to hate false witnesses (Prov. 6:19; Zech.
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Accusations against Christians
ACCUSATIONS against Christians. Christianity, little understood by a public often ill-informed and willing to believe any suspicion or accusation, was subject to calumny from the outset. The prejudices of the mob and those of the cultivated class may have differed, but for the most part they issued from
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
8. False Witness
8. False witnessThe court system, designed to remedy violence and injustice, can become a perpetrator. The killing of Naboth engineered by Jezebel involved false witnesses swaying a court of Naboth’s peers. In this case, false accusation was a crime against a person. However, even false accusation of
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