I had a Science teacher who said this quote: "Whoever said, 'There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers was wrong.' was wrong." He was referencing when people would ask questions that were common knowledge or easily researchable. Hi Mr. Boyd.
Regardless of the meaning of this particular word you can't rely on the Bible in learning the language. Russian Bible is written in Church Slavonic. In comparison to regular Russian it is like the Shakespeare's language to modern English.