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Raca

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: No

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Raca

Vain, empty, worthless, only found in Matthew 5:22. The Jews used it as a word of contempt. It is derived from a root meaning "to spit."


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Raca

worthless; good-for-nothing


Naves Topical Index
Raca

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Raca

a term of reproach derived from the Chaldee reka , worthless. ("Raca denotes a certain looseness of life and manners, while 'fool,' in the same passage, means a downright wicked and reprobate person.") (Matthew 5:22)


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Raca

R'ACA, noun A Syriac word signifying empty, beggarly, foolish; a term of extreme contempt. Matthew 5:22.