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

4and not to occupy themselves with myths and endless genealogies that promote speculations rather than the divine training that is known by faith.

1Tim 4:7

7Have nothing to do with profane myths and old wives' tales. Train yourself in godliness,

2Tim 4:4

4and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander away to myths.

Titus 1:14

14not paying attention to Jewish myths or to commandments of those who reject the truth.

2Pet 1:16

Eyewitnesses of Christ's Glory
16For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we ha ... View more

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