Divorce, Divorcement - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Divorce, Divorcement

[ A-1,Verb,G630, apoluo ]
to let loose from, let go free" (apo, "from," luo, "to loose"), is translated "is divorced" in the AV of Matthew 5:32 (RV, "is put away"); it is further used of "divorce" in Matthew 1:19; Matthew 19:3, Matthew 19:7-Matthew 19:9; Mark 10:2, Mark 10:4, Mark 10:11; Luke 16:18. The Lord also used it of the case of a wife putting away her husband, Mark 10:12, a usage among Greeks and Romans, not among Jews. See DISMISS.

[ B-1,Noun,G647, apostasion ]
primarily, "a defection," lit., "a standing off" (apo, "from," stasis, "a standing;" cp. aphistemi, "to cause to withdraw"), denotes, in the NT, "a writing or bill of divorcement," Matthew 5:31; Matthew 19:7; Mark 10:4. In Sept., Deuteronomy 24:3; Isaiah 50:1; Jeremiah 3:8.

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