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Man of Lawlessness
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lawlessness, Man of
Lawlessness, Man of A term for a figure described in 2 Thess 2:3–10. For more information, see these articles: Thessalonians, Second Letter to the; Antichrist.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Man of Lawlessness
Man of Lawlessness, Man of Sin. Expression used by the apostle Paul of the antichrist in 2 Thessalonians 2:3.See Antichrist.
Lawless One
Lawless One. Name Paul used for the antichrist (2 Thes 2:8, 9).See Antichrist.
Sin, Man of
Sin, Man of. kjv translation for “man of lawlessness,” an expression used by Paul of the antichrist in 2 Thessalonians 2:3.See Antichrist.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Man of Lawlessness
Man of Lawlessness [Gk. ho ánthrōpos tḗs anomías] (2 Thess. 2:3); AV MAN OF SIN; NEB “wickedness … in human form.” See Lawless.
Man of Sin
Man of Sin The AV translation of Gk. ho ánthrōpos tḗs hamartías in 2 Thess. 2:3. The RSV (“man of lawlessness”) follows earlier MSS (B, א) that read anomías instead of hamartías. See Lawless.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Man of Lawlessness, Man of Sin
MAN OF LAWLESSNESS, MAN OF SIN* Expression used by the apostle Paul of the Antichrist in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. See Antichrist; Mystery of Lawlessness.
Lawless One
LAWLESS ONE* Name Paul used for the Antichrist (2 Thes 2:8–9). See Antichrist.
Sin, Man of
SIN*, MAN OF kjv rendering of an inferior textual variant in the Textus Receptus in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. The correct reading is “man of lawlessness,” an expression used by Paul of the Antichrist. See Antichrist.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Lawless One
lawless one, an enigmatic phrase found in 2 Thess. 2:3. Of the many possible interpretations given in the scholarly literature, one plausible suggestion is that the lawless one is an eschatological and representational figure who is to be manifested in the future and whose arrival will signify the culmination
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Man of Sin, Man of Lawlessness
The well of Abraham inside the temple of Hadrian at Mamre. HFVMAN OF SIN, MAN OF LAWLESSNESS. The phrase occurs in the NT only in 2 Thess 2:3. The MS evidence is rather equally divided between anomias (“man of lawlessness”) and hamartias (“man of sin”). He is further described in vv. 3–4 as the “son
Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
Man of Lawlessness
Man of lawlessness and restraining powerThe man of lawlessness is mentioned in just one passage in the whole of Scripture, namely the place where Paul writes to the Thessalonians to correct the view that “the day of the Lord” has already arrived (2 Thess 2:2). Paul assures his readers that before the
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Man of Lawlessness, the
MAN OF LAWLESSNESS, THE (Gk. ho anthrōpos tēs hamartias, 2 Thess. 2:3; “man of sin,” KJV). This is the devil-indwelt “man of lawlessness … the son of destruction” who “opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God [at Jerusalem],
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Man of sin
Man of sina designation of Antichrist given in 2 Thess. 2:3–10, usually regarded as descriptive of the Papal power; but “in whomsoever these distinctive features are found, whoever wields temporal and spiritual power in any degree similar to that in which the man of sin is here described as wielding
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Man of Lawlessness
Man of Lawlessnessman of lawlessness, an enigmatic phrase found in 2 Thess. 2:3. Of the many possible interpretations given in the scholarly literature, one plausible suggestion is that the man of ‘lawlessness’ (or ‘rebellion’) is an eschatological and representational figure who is to be manifested
Key passages
2 Th 2:3

Do not let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,

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