Scriptorium: And He Was Moved with PIty

Saturday, February 11, 2006

And He Was Moved with PIty

The verb that our modern translations render as "to pity", "to be moved by compassion" is splanchnizesthai, a Greek word formed from the noun splanchna, "the viscera" (cf. Acts 1:18). The verb then connotes an emotion accompanied by a strong visceral movement. Jesus' pity or compassion therefore is... Sign in to see full entry.

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