v. — to teach doctrines contrary to an accepted standard.
If anyone teaches a different doctrine (ἑτεροδιδασκαλέω) and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, …
1 Ti 6:3
In today’s example verse, we find a rare word (ἑτεροδιδασκαλέω) that has a rare sense of “to teach divergently.” We also see that we know what divergent teaching is by comparing it with right teaching, namely divergent teaching is at odds with “the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ.” The Bible Sense Lexicon allows us to explore this type of comparison a bit further because we see in the hierarchy a number of more positive kinds of teaching that we can compare to divergent teaching. For example, we could compare “to teach divergently” with “to instruct in wisdom.” We find an example of the sense of “to instruct in wisdom” in Titus 2:4: “and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, ….” Here we find that wise instruction leads to love, whereas we learn from 1 Timothy 6:4 that divergent teaching leads to “controversy” and “quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, ….” Wise instruction is much to be preferred to divergent teaching.
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