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Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary: The Greek word: λαος

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λαος

The noun λαος (laos) is one of a few Greek words meaning men or people. In the Bible it may denote people in general (Matthew 26:5, Luke 1:10), a society at large (Luke 2:10, Acts 4:25), but most often the common people as distinguished from leaders and big shots (Matthew 26:5, Mark 11:32). The latter sense is preserved in our English nouns layman and laity.


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