iota (I-oh´tuh)

Ninth (and smallest) letter in the Greek alphabet, frequently equivalent to the English letter i. It appears in (Matt 5:18) (Greek text) as a symbol of a very minor change in the law. The NRSV translates it “letter,” but footnotes it as “Gk. one iota.”

Matt 5:18

18For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished.

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