Greetings. In the OT they are lengthy and formal (as Ps. 118:26) and prolonged (cf. 2 Kgs. 4:29) or obsequious (Dan. 4:9). An extended greeting is implied in the command to the Twelve [[➝ Twelve, the]] on their missionary journey (Matt. 10:12–13). ‘Go in peace’ (1 Sam. 1:17) were the words of farewell.

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