[b-greek] Re: Laodicea

From: Maurice A. O'Sullivan (mauros@iol.ie)
Date: Mon Feb 11 2002 - 10:07:09 EST

At 10:31 11/02/02, Rosangela Lira wrote:

>I would like to ask about
>the meaning of Laodicea (which comes from the proper name Laodice). I have
>seen several interpretations, like: a people judged, the judgment of a
>people, a righteous people, etc. What would be the best, or the most
>probable, interpretation?

Well, the modern meaning of "Laodicean" is quite perjorative, thanks to the
Book of Revelation:
[Collins Dictionary]
adj 1 lukewarm and indifferent, esp. in religious matters. w n 2 a person
having a lukewarm attitude towards religious matters. [C17: referring to
the early Christians of Laodicea (Revelation 3:1416)]

Maurice A. O'Sullivan [ Bray, Ireland ]

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