Big pharma in biblical context in the light of Revelation. What is to come?
pharmakos: a poisoner, sorcerer, magician
Original Word: φάρμακος, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (far-mak-os')
Short Definition: a magician, sorcerer
Definition: a magician, sorcerer.
Cognate: 5333 phármakos – properly, a sorcerer; used of people usingdrugs and "religious incantations" to drug people into living by theirillusions – like having magical (supernatural) powers to manipulate God into giving them more temporal possessions.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
from pharmakon (a drug)
a poisoner, sorcerer, magician
Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5333: φάρμακος
φάρμακος, φαρμακη, φάρμακον (φαρμάσσω (to use aφάρμακον)) (from Aristophanes down);
1. pertaining to magical arts.
2. ὁ φάρμακος, a substantive, i. e. φαρμακεύς, which see:Revelation 21:8 G L T Tr WH; Revelation 22:15. (The Sept. several times for מְכַשֵּׁף.)