myth

myth (Gk. mythos)

In the NT, false and foolish stories that are to be rejected as misleading and dangerous. See (1Tim 1:4) (“myths and endless genealogies that promote speculations”); (1Tim 4:7) (“profane myths and old wives’ tales”); (2Tim 4:4) (myths are opposite of “the truth”); (Titus 1:14) (“Jewish myths” parallel with “commandments of those who reject the truth”); and (2Pet 1:16 “cleverly devised myths”).

Opposite: An example of Nabatean architecture, carved into a sandstone mountain at Petra. Originally used as a temple to Dushara, the structure was reused by early Christians as a chapel.

1Tim 1:4

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1Tim 4:7

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2Tim 4:4

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Titus 1:14

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2Pet 1:16

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