John 6:70 - Part III
Yes, this is not the Strong's Dictionary Greek definition. Here's Strong's Dictionary definition for the Greek word devil:
It is very odd to see Strong's to define the meaning of the word 'devil' as 'devil'. If one analyzes the definition or the 'actions' of the words traducer, false accuser, slanderer, these words demonstrates 'evil' actions or behaviors of a person. Therefore, the definiton of devil as "a person whose actions or behavior is evil" is correct.
From G1225; a traducer; specifically Satan (compare [H7854]): - false accuser, devil, slanderer.
In a previous blog, I asked the question what was Yeshua intention to hire Judas Iscariot as his disciple. He knew the type of person Judas Iscariot was. He told Judas Iscariot in public that one of them was the 'evil' disciple. Therefore, why did Yeshua need Judas Iscariot as a disciple?
You probably will tell me to fulfill prophecy. Good answer, you probably thinking of this verse:
Many Bible commentators such as Barnes, Clarke and Matthew Henry will make a link back to this Psalm:
John 13:18 I do not speak concerning all of you; I know whom I chose out; but that the Scripture might be fulfilled, "The one eating the bread with Me lifted up his heel against Me." (LITV)
Psalm 41:9 Even a man desiring my welfare, I trusted in him, eating of my bread; this one has lifted up his heel against me. (LITV)
Alright, your conclusion of fulfillment of Scripture's prophecy is correct. But this open up a new can of worms. It does not explain why did G-d want a person who was close as a friend or disciple of His Son to betray His Son("the one eating the bread with Me lifted up his heel against Me.")?
I will finish this blog on John 6:70 with this puzzle for you to ponder on: why did G-d want a person who was close as a friend or disciple of His Son to betray His Son?