Profane (Adjective and Verb) - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Profane (Adjective and Verb)

[ A-1,Adjective,G952, bebelos ]
primarily, permitted to be trodden, accessible" (from baino, "to go," whence belos, "a threshold"), hence, "unhallowed, profane" (opposite to hieros, "sacred"), is used of
(a) persons, 1 Timothy 1:9; Hebrews 12:16;
(b) things, 1 Timothy 4:7; 1 Timothy 6:20; 2 Timothy 2:16. "The natural antagonism between the profane and the holy or divine grew into a moral antagonism. ... Accordingly bebelos is that which lacks all relationship or affinity to God" (Cremer, who compares koinos, "common," in the sense of ritual uncleanness).

[ B-1,Verb,G953, bebeloo ]
primarily, "to cross the threshold" (akin to A, which see), hence, "to profane, pollute," occurs in Matthew 12:5; Acts 24:6 (the latter as in Acts 21:28-Acts 21:29, cp. DEFILE, A, No. 1, PARTITION).

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