Anarchy • Lawlessness • Unrest
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lawless[Gk ánomos] (Acts 2:23; 2 Thess. 2:8; 1 Tim. 1:9; 2 Pet. 2:8); AV also WICKED, UNLAWFUL; NEB also HEATHEN, WICKED, EVIL; [athémitos] (1 Pet. 4:3); AV ABOMINABLE; NEB FORBIDDEN; [áthesmos] (2 Pet. 3:17); AV WICKED; NEB UNPRINCIPLED; “lawless one” is supplied by the RSV in 2 Thess. 2:9; LAWLESSNESS
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Obedience and Lawlessness
Obedience and LawlessnessThe particular words obedience (hypakōē) and lawlessness (anomia) do not occur much in the General Epistles and Revelation (see Revelation, Book of). In fact the noun obedience is found only in 1 Peter (1 Pet 1:2, 14, 22), and the verb is restricted to Hebrews 5:9; 11:8 and
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LAWLESS<lo’-les> ([ἄνομος, anomos]): While occurring but once in the King James Version (1 Timothy 1:9), is translated in various ways, e.g. “without law” (1 Corinthians 9:21); “unlawful” (2 Peter 2:8 the King James Version); “lawless” (1 Timothy 1:9); “transgressor” (Mark 15:28;
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
LAWLESSNESS.—The service of God becomes perfect freedom through the work of the Holy Spirit restoring the Divine image more and more in the heart of man. This liberty cannot therefore be a licence for lawlessness. St. Augustine’s maxim, ‘Love, and do as you like,’ derives its truth from the principle
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Lawless, Lawlessness
LAWLESS, LAWLESSNESS Terms used by modern translations to describe people not restrained or controlled by law, especially God’s law. As rebellion against God, sin is lawlessness (1 John 3:4; cp. 2 Thess. 3:4). Those responsible for Christ’s death are characterized as lawless (Acts 2:23) as are Gentiles
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
LAWLESS, lôʹles (ἄνομος, ánomos): While occurring but once in AV (1 Tim 1:9), is trd in various ways, e.g. “without law” (1 Cor 9:21); “unlawful” (2 Pet 2:8 AV); “lawless” (1 Tim 1:9); “transgressor” (Mk 15:28; Lk 22:37); “wicked” (Acts 2:23 AV; 2 Thess 2:8 AV). When Paul claims to be “without law,”