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Author

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915) o’-ther: This word is used to translate two Greek words: (1) aitios, literally, "cause," hence, "author." Heb 5:9, He "became the author of eternal salvation." (2) archego = literally, "chief leader," "prince," "captain"; then author, originator. It is rendered "author" in the following passages: (a) Heb 12:2, "looking unto Jesus, the author [[[King James Version]], [[Revised Version]]] and finisher [Revised Version, "perfecter"] of our faith." But here it seems better to take archegos in its primary sense, "leader" (Revised Version margin "captain"), rather than in its secondary sense "author." The meaning is, not that He is the originator of faith in us, but that He Himself is the pioneer in the life of faith. He is first in the company of the faithful (compare references to His "faithfulness," Heb 2:17; 3:2,5,6), far surpassing in His fidelity even the [[Old Testament]] saints mentioned in chapter 11; and therefore we are to loo