The Greek noun zymē refers to leaven or sourdough, something fermented that was used in making bread. It required time to fulfill the process, so unleavened cakes were used when food was required at short notice (Genesis 18:6; 19:3; Exodus 12:8). The Israelites were forbidden to use leaven for seven days at the time of [Read more....]


The difference between admonishing and rebuking another person lies in the distinction between teaching the correct way versus simply warning against the wrong way. A parent, for example, might rebuke a child for hitting a sibling, simply telling him not to do it again; or the parent may admonish the child, teaching him how to [Read more....]

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