Can we clear something up? “Money is the root of all evil,” is not an ancient proverb. It isn’t an old saying. It is just a bad paraphrase of what “Paul” actually said to “Timothy” toward the tale end of his “first letter.” The actual saying that people are trying to recall when they ignorantly say “money is the root of all evil” is “the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil…” Yet, that isn’t even the whole sentence. We’ll get to that in a minute, let’s look at this piece of text a little more closely.
Philarguria – the Greek word translated “love of money.” Prior to looking this up, I assumed it was two words, but there it is, a single word that means “a greedy disposition love of money, avarice, covetousness.” It is a pseudo-hapaxlegomenon, appearing in the Canon only here in 1…
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