Email Tips: The History of Words

This "tip" was originally delivered on Saturday, June 18th, 2011 .

Knowing the history of words can help you understand
the nature of its definition. The study of the history of
words is called Etymology.

A good etymological dictionary can reveal good information
about how words evolved over time. With a Bible 400 years old
this is often useful.

If you don’t have the money or resources to buy a shelf of
etymological dictionaries you can try this one:

It compiles etymologies from dozens of sources including
those at Oxford and Cambridge. It will get you started.

It’s from etymologies that we learn that “gay” used in
James 2:3 once meant something different than we
are now familiar.

For His glory,

Justin Curtis Johnson

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