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mote

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism — Biblical Studies.

The translation in AV for a speck of dust in Jesus' parable about judgmental attitudes (Matt. 7: 3) (‘splinter’ NJB). The mote is contrasted with a beam.

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soothsayer

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism — Biblical Studies.

Those who claim to foretell the future; the OT is hostile to them (Jer. 27: 9). They are denounced by Micah (5: 12) as akin to sorcerers.

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