Respect of persons
). Milligan (Vocabulary
) considers this word (in N.T. only here, Colossians 3:25
; Ephesians 6:9
) and proswpolhmpth
( Acts 10:34
) and proswpolhmptew
( James 2:9
) the earliest definitely known Christian words, not in LXX or non-Christian writings.
See on "Ac 10:34"
for the formation in imitation of the Hebrew to take note of the face (proswpon, lambanw
), to judge by the face or appearance.