Kidnapers • Kidnappers • Kidnapping • Manstealing • Menstealer
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Kidnapers[Gk andrapodistḕs]; AV MENSTEALERS. The term occurs only in 1 Tim. 1:10, in a catalog of vices that (beginning with the fourth term) corresponds to the Decalogue (Ex. 20:1–17; Dt. 5:6–21). In this passage kidnaping corresponds with the eighth commandment, “You shall not steal” (Ex. 20:15;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
MENSTEALER. An enslaver of men, a slave dealer, a kidnapper (1 Tim 1:10). The word could refer as well to one who unjustly reduces free men to slavery (cf. Ex 21:16; Deut 24:7) as to one who steals the slaves of others and sells them (cf. Rev 18:13). Paul contends that law is made for such. See Crime
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
KIDNAPPER — one who captures a person by force (Ex. 21:16; 1 Tim. 1:10; slave trader, NIV). In biblical times the motive for kidnapping was to sell into slavery and not to extort a ransom, as in modern times. According to the Law of Moses, the kidnapping of an Israelite, either to sell him into slavery
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
KIDNAPPING (MANSTEALING)<kid’-nap-ing> The term itself occurs only in the New Testament [ἀνδραποδιστής, andrapodistes] =“manstealer”) in 1 Timothy 1:10. The crime was directly forbidden in the Hebrew law (Exodus 21:16; Deuteronomy 24:7), and was made punishable with death.
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Kidnapper (A). One who nabs or steals “kids” or young children.“Swarms of kidnappers were busy in every northern town.”—J. B. McMaster: People of the United States, vol. ii. chap. x. p. 357.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
KIDNAPPING Act of capturing and holding a person using unlawful force and fraud. In modern times a person is usually kidnapped for the purpose of extorting ransom. In biblical times the usual purpose for kidnapping was to use or sell the person into slavery (Gen. 37:28; 40:15). NIV, NRSV translate the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Kidnapping, (Manstealing)
KIDNAPPING, kid′nap-ing (MANSTEALING): The term itself occurs only in the NT (ἀνδραποδιστής, andrapodistḗs = “manstealer”) in 1 Tim 1:10. The crime was directly forbidden in the Heb law (Ex 21:16; Dt 24:7), and was made punishable with death.