Q. Could You Please Provide A Biblical Definition of Blasphemy?
A. Blasphemy is a term generally denoting abusive or defamatory language with respect to God. However, the Hebrew and Greek terms thus translated are used also for such language with respect to man. In translating these terms our English versions generally reserve “blaspheme” and “blasphemy” for instances where God’s name or character is defamed (Lev. 24:11; Jas. 2:7; etc.). The defamation may be direct (Acts 6:11) or implied as in attributing evidence of divine power to the devil (Mt. 12:31), or in claiming divinity or divine prerogatives (Mt. 9:1-6; 26:65; Jn. 10:33, 36).