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Unfeigned

UNFEIGNED

un-fand' (anupokritos, "unfeigned," "undisguised"):

The Greek word occurs only in the New Testament (1 Timothy 1:5; 2 Timothy 1:5) and is designative of the moral quality of faith as "the mark of transparency and simplicity of soul--the most complete and distinct exponent of a man's character--the natural hypothesis of a pure and good heart--a readiness to believe in goodness" (Martineau, Hours of Thought, First Series, 86). Compare 2 Corinthians 6:6; 1 Peter 1:22; James 3:17.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'UNFEIGNED'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.