John P. Meier, Matthew (Wilmington, DE: Michael Glazier, 1980), p. 58. “The classical meaning of the Greek word is ‘actor in a play.’ The corresponding Aramaic word means ‘a profane person.’ A second-century rabbi remarked acidly that ‘there are ten portions of hypocrisy in the world, and nine of them are in Jerusalem,’” Sherman E. Johnson, “The Gospel According to Matthew,” The Interpreter’s Bible (New York: Abingdon, 1951), vol. 7, p. 306.