"ANEXIKAKOS, on, enduring pain or evil, Herod.Med.ap.Orib.5.30.7,
Luc.Jud.Voc.9, Vett. Val.au=Luc. Jud.Voc. =lr, Gal.5.38, Them.Or.15.190a
(Sup.), Aret.SA2.6 (Comp.); forbearing, long-suffering, 2 Ep.Ti.2.24. Adv.
It seems that the essence of the word progresses from endurance to
forbearance, the attitude that causes a person to endure the pain of trying
to help even those who are difficult to help.
In II Tim. 2:24, the line that follows in 25 may further explain what is
meant by the use of this word, "correcting opponents with gentleness."
Carlton L. Winbery
Fogleman Professor of Religion
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