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You have heard the defaming speech. What do you think?” And they all condemned him to be deserving of death. Bible

“defaming speech.” The Greek noun is blasphēmia (#988 βλασφημία; pronounced blas-fay-me’-ah), and was used of someone speaking against another. The primary meaning as it was used in the Greek culture was showing disrespect to a person or deity, and/or harming his, her, or its reputation. [For more on blasphēmia, see commentary on Matt. 9:3].


Commentary for: Mark 14:64