Epios (Gr) – congenial or kind (Eng) – the Greek word epios is not used in the LXX (the Greek translation of the OT called the Septuigint), rarely appears in the papyri and is used only 2x in the NT.
1 Thessalonians 2:7 where Paul was epios towards the Thessalonians when he
could have been a burden.
2 Timothy 2:24 where Paul tells Timothy a servant of God should be epios to all men
and not combative.
Paul’s use of epios in both of these NT uses refer to those with authority in the church with
leadership and teaching positions. These leaders are not to be burdensome, combative,
harsh or bitter. A leader in the church needs to be epios.
(PART TWO OF FOUR)
Leen Ritmeyer has possibly identified the location of the temple, the Most Holy Place and the place in the bedrock on Mount Moriah where the Ark of the Covenant was set. The foundation bedrock that protrudes out of Mount Moriah that is today under the Dome of the Rock has been examined by Leen Ritmeyer. Ritmeyer’s research has made four conclusions:
#2 of 4) Ritmeyer located a natural rock scarp on the west side which would have been the support for the back wall of the Holy of Holies which faced east. This means that the west and north walls of the Holy of Holies were set against rock scarp that had been cut out to form the 20 cubit by 20 cubit Holy of Holies.