Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges - James 1:22 - 1:22

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Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges - James 1:22 - 1:22


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22. ποιηταὶ λόγου. ποιητής is a characteristic word of St James, occurring four times in this Epistle, elsewhere in N.T. once in Rom 2:13 ποιηταὶ νόμου, and in Act 17:28, where it bears the classical sense of ‘poet,’ τινες τῶν καθʼ ὑμᾶς ποιητῶν. In Tit 1:12 St Paul uses the word προφήτης of a poet: εἶπέν τις ἐξ αὐτῶν ἴδιος αὐτῶν προφήτης.

παραλογιζόμενοι ἑαυτούς, deceiving yourselves, ‘making a false or erroneous estimate’: for this sense of παρά comp. παράσημος of a coin imperfectly stamped: δύναμις παράσημος αἴνῳ, Aesch. Agam. 780, power falsely stamped with praise; παραπείθειν, to persuade with fraud; παρακούειν, to misunderstand; παράγειν, to lead astray; σοφία δὲ κλέπτει παράγοισα μύθοις, Pind. Nem. VII. 34.