Exegetical Brief: ἐπέχοντες in Philippians 2:14-16: What Makes Stars Shine?
Geiger, Stephen H.
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Does the verb ἐπέχω in Philippians 2:16 mean “hold onto the word of life” or “hold forth the word of life”? Is the verse primarily about evangelism or holding onto to the life-giving word? Professor Geiger closely examines the use of the Greek word and presents evidence to suggest that Philippians 2:16 uses the word ἐπέχω to stress the holding onto the word as opposed to offering the word to others.