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Headword: Θεούς
Adler number: theta,189
Translated headword: gods
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the rulers of the Jews. "You shall not speak evil of a ruler of your people and you shall not revile the gods."[1] Since God is truly the judge, but men were also entrusted with judgment, those who judge justly were called gods.
Greek Original:
Θεούς: τοὺς τῶν Ἰουδαίων ἄρχοντας. ἄρχοντα τοῦ λαοῦ σου οὐκ ἐρεῖς κακῶς καὶ θεοὺς οὐ κακολογήσεις. ἐπειδὴ ὁ θεὸς ἀληθῶς κριτής ἐστιν, ἐνεχειρίσθησαν δὲ καὶ οἱ ἄνθρωποι κρίνειν, προσηγορεύθησαν θεοὶ οἱ ἐνδίκως δικάζοντες.
Theodoret (PG 80.1528c) on Psalm 81.1 LXX.
Headword and primary gloss are in the accusative plural. Cf. theta 190.
[1] Exodus 22.27 LXX.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; imagery; law; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 12 March 2001@00:47:48.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Added keyword, raised status) on 12 March 2001@23:12:15.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 4 January 2005@09:24:39.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 4 January 2005@14:47:01.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 22 March 2011@08:43:33.
Catharine Roth (added a keyword) on 23 March 2011@15:40:44.
David Whitehead (augmented note; yet another keyword) on 24 March 2011@03:38:32.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 1 January 2013@05:11:13.
David Whitehead (coding) on 27 April 2016@11:09:27.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 28 April 2016@21:51:15.


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