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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: πτέρνα
(Strong's #4418 — Noun Feminine — pterna — pter'-nah )

is found in John 13:18 , where the Lord quotes from Psalm 41:9 ; the metaphor is that of tripping up an antagonist in wrestling. Cp. the verb in Genesis 27:36 ; Jeremiah 9:4 ; Hosea 12:3 .

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Heel'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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