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Jesting
Foolish Talk • Jest
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jesting
JestingUsed once in the RSV for the piel of ṣāḥaq (Gen. 19:14). Here it refers merely to playful joking. “Jesting” also occurs once in the AV for Gk. eutrapelía (Eph. 5:4; RSV “levity”). Aristotle uses the original in his Ethics iv.14 as an equivalent of “quick-witted,” from its root meaning “something
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jesting
JESTING. In the KJV the term is used only in Eph 5:4, where it means having a coarse, frivolous attitude toward serious matters. In the RSV it is used only in (Gen 19:14, where Lot’s son-in-law thought he was joking about the coming destruction.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jesting
JESTING (Gk. eutrapelia, “pleasantry, humor, facetiousness”). This term is used in a bad sense (Eph. 5:4), as scurrility, ribaldry, low jesting.
Jest
JEST. The expression “Against whom do you jest?” (Isa. 57:4; “sport,” KJV) may well be rendered, “Against whom do you make yourselves merry?”
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JESTING
JESTING<jest’-ing>: Used from Tyndale down as the translation of [εὐτραπελία, eutrapelia] (Eph 5:4). Aristotle uses the original in his Ethics iv.14 as an equivalent of “quick-witted,” from its root meaning “something easily turned,” adding that, since the majority of people love excessive jesting,
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Jest
JEST Act intended to provoke laughter; an utterance intended as mockery or humor. Thinking Lot was jesting about Sodom’s imminent destruction, his sons-in-law remained in the city (Gen. 19:14). The jesters of Ps. 35:16 (NASB) are mockers. Isaiah 57:4 describes idolatry as making God the object of a jest
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Jesting
JESTING, jest’ing: Used from Tindale down as the tr of εὐτραπελία, eutrapelía (Eph 5:4). Aristotle uses the original in his Ethics iv. 14 as an equivalent of “quick-witted,” from its root meaning “something easily turned,” adding that, since the majority of people love excessive jesting, the word is