About Zenas Publishing House:About Zenas Publishing House: The Greek word nomikos which means "lawyer" appears nine times in the New Testament. In eight of the occurrences, lawyers are portrayed in a negative light (indeed, even today most people agree that 99% of the lawyers give the rest of them a bad name). For example, in Luke 11:46, the Lord said:
... Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
A few verses later, in Luke 11:52, the Lord said:
Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
Yet, in one single instance, we have a lawyer portrayed in a positive light. The apostle Paul wrote Titus, "his own son after the common faith," and, at the conclusion of his letter wrote:
Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them" (Titus 3:13).
Thus, a lawyer named Zenas was Paul's helper. Imagine that! The grace and love of God is so great that He can even save a lawyer! The name "Zenas" is probably derived from "Zenadoros" which in turn is probably a combination of the Greek words Zeus and doron. Doron means "gift." Thus, one might say that Paul's friend, Zenas, was a gift from God.
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