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Judaizers in Galatia
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Judaizers
Judaizers Gentile Christians who adopted Jewish customs, and/or those (Jews or Gentiles) who encouraged such practices.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Judaizers
Judaizers. Christian Jews who, during the apostolic and early postapostolic periods, attempted to impose the Jewish way of life on gentile Christians. The Greek verb, which literally means “to Judaize,” is found only one time in the NT (Gal 2:14), where it actually means “to live according to Jewish
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Judaizers
JUDAIZERS* Christian Jews who, during the apostolic and early postapostolic periods, attempted to impose the Jewish way of life on gentile Christians. The Greek verb, which literally means “to Judaize,” is found only one time in the NT (Gal 2:14), where it actually means “to live according to Jewish
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Judaizers
JUDAIZERS. An extrabiblical term for those who acted like Jews and/or sought so to influence others, based on Paul’s charge that Peter’s attitude would force Gentiles “to Judaize” (Gr. ’ioudaizein, “to live like Jews,” Gal 2:14, RSV).Commentaries refer to men as Judaizers who sought to enforce Jewish
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Judaizers
Judaizers. *While the word “Judaizers” does not appear in the New Testament, it has come to represent the situation addressed by Paul’s letter to the Galatians. It derives from Gk. Ioudaïzō at Gal. 2:14 (RSV “to live like Jews”; KJV “to live as do the Jews”; cf. Esth. 8:17, LXX, for Heb.
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Judaizers
JudaizersThere is some evidence in the Pauline letters that certain Jewish Christians had doubts as to whether Gentile Christians could be regarded as full members of the people of God if they did not conform to the requirements of Torah (see Law). Some may even have attempted to force circumcision
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Judaizers
Judaizers. In the early Church a section of Jewish Christians who regarded the OT Levitical laws as still binding on all Christians. They tried to enforce on the faithful such practices as *circumcision and the distinction between clean and unclean meats. Their initial success brought upon them the
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Judaizers
JUDAIZERS [JOO dee eye zurs] — early converts to Christianity who tried to force believers from non-Jewish backgrounds to adopt Jewish customs as a condition of salvation. Evidence of this movement within the early church first emerged about a.d. 49, when “certain men came down from Judea and taught
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Judaizers
Judaizers.—Members of a class of persons in the early Church, who, though converted from Judaism to Christianity, still insisted on obedience to the Mosaic law.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Judaizer
Judaizer. The Greek verb ioudaizō G2678, used only once in the NT (Gal. 2:14, but found already in the lxx of Esth. 8:17; cf. also Jos. War 2.17.10 §454; 2.18.2 §463; Plutarch, Cicero 864 [7.6]), has an intransitive meaning, “live as a Jew, become a Jew, adopt the traditions of Judaism.” Paul, however,
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Judaizers
Judaizers. Those gentiles who followed certain religious practices and customs of Judaism. The Greek verb Ioudaizein (to judaize) occurs in the NT only in Galatians 2:14. Paul relates how he opposed Peter at Antioch because Peter refused to eat with the gentiles in the church there. By practicing social
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
Judaizers
JUDAIZERS. Judaizing has one distant historical motivation and one less so. Following the decree of rehabilitation of the Jews issued by Ahasuerus (Xerxes 486–465 BC) many people became Jews (Esth 8:12, 17); Paul accused Peter of ambiguity, because with his conduct at *Antioch he was inducing the pagans
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