Bible Notes

"Master and Lord" (John 13:13) — The Greek words used here are supposed to represent the Aramaic terms "Rabbi" and "Mar." The followers of a "Rabbi" ("Master," or, more exactly, "Teacher") were generally referred to as disciples; while those who followed a "Mar" (Lord) were spoken of as servants (cf. verse 16). (See Wescott: Gospel According to St. John, Vol. II, p. 151; Macgregor: Commentary on John, p. 277).

"Hypocrites" (Matt. 6:5) — A literal rendering of the Greek word "Hupocrites" is "one who answers"; and among classical Greek writers it came to have the meaning of an "interpreter," but, more especially, of "an impersonator, one who plays a part, — an actor, or stage player;" while this, in turn, led on to the regular Biblical sense of "dissembler, pretender, hypocrite" (cf. Thayer: Greek Lexicon, p. 643).

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