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2.72. Technical Term

A technical term or phrase carries a uniform meaning wherever it appears. Thus, its meaning is somewhat independent of context. For example, the phrase Abomination of Desolation carries the same meaning even though it occurs in different passages and historical settings (Dan. Dan. 11:31; Dan. 12:11; Mtt. Mat. 24:15; Mark Mark 13:14). A non-technical word or phrase has meaning which is highly dependent upon the context within which it appears. For example, the word world can denote either the entire globe (Mtt. Mat. 24:14; Luke Luke 4:5; Luke Luke 21:26; Acts Acts 17:31; Rom. Rom. 10:18; Heb. Heb. 1:6; Heb. 2:5; Rev. Rev. 12:9+; Rev. 16:14+) or a smaller region, the known world of the Meditteranean (Luke Luke 2:1; Acts Acts 11:28; Acts 17:6; Acts 19:27). It’s meaning is determined by the context within which it appears.