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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #1589 - ἐκλογή

Word Origin:
from (1586)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Feminine
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. the act of picking out, choosing
    1. of the act of God's free will by which before the foundation of the world he decreed his blessings to certain persons
    2. the decree made from choice by which he determined to bless certain persons through Christ by grace alone
  2. a thing or person chosen
    1. of persons: God's elect
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐκλογ-ή, ἡ,


1. choice, selection, τῶν ἀρχόντων Pl. R. 414a, 536c; ἐ. ποιεῖσθαι Id. Lg. 802b; . [ τῶν ἀρίστων νόμων ] Arist. EN 1181a18; τῶν ἐναντίων Id. Metaph. 1004a2; ὀνομάτων Phld. Rh. 1.162 S., D.H. Comp. 1, etc.; ὀνόματος A.D. Synt. 71.10; κατ' ἐκλογὴν ἀριστίνδην κεκριμένοι Plb. 6.10.9; ἐπὶ ἐγλογῇ γεωργεῖν PTeb. 5.166 (ii B.C.).

2. levying of troops, Plb. 5.63.11.

3. collection of tribute, etc., κριθῶν Lex Attica ap. Ath. 6.235c; χρημάτων D.C. 42.6; σίτου Cratesap. Ath. 6.235b.

4. Theol., election,Romans 9:11, etc.; σκεῦος ἐκλογῆς Acts 9:15.

5. balancing of accounts, PRyl. 157.6 (ii A.D.).


1. extract, quotation from a book, Apollon. Cit. 3, Ath. 14.663c, Antig. Mir. 15.

2. choice collection of passages, such as the Eclogae or 'Elegant Extracts' of Stobaeus: ἐκλογαὶ Ἀρχιγένους select prescriptions of A., Gal. 14.343.

3. διὰ τὴν ἐ. τῶν ἀνθρώπων because they were picked men, Plb. 1.47.9,cf. Ph. 2.362.

4. ἐκλογήν· κάλαθον (Lacon.), Hsch.

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