Charles Buck Theological Dictionary: ACCURSED

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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary: ACCURSED


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Something that lies under a curse or sentence of excommunication. In the Jewish idiom, accursed and crucified were synonymous among them, every one was accounted accursed who died on a tree. This serves to explain the difficult passage in Rom_9:2, where the apostle wishes himself accursed after the manner of Christ; 1:e. crucified, if happily he might by such a death save his countrymen. The preposition ano here is made use of is used in the same sense, 2Ti_1:3. where it obviously signifies after the manner of.