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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Orator

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1: ῥήτωρ

(Strong's #4489 — Noun Masculine — rhetor — hray'-tore )

from an obsolete present tense, rheo, "to say" (cp. Eng., "rhetoric"), denotes "a public speaker, an orator," Acts 24:1 , of Tertullus. Such a person, distinct from the professional lawyer, was hired, as a professional speaker, to make a skillful presentation of a case in court. His training was not legal but rhetorical.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Orator'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/o/orator.html. 1940.

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