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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #2509 - καθάπερ

Word Origin:
from (2505) and (4007)
Parts of Speech:
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. according as, just as, even as
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 834 ‑ אֲשֶׁר (ash‑er');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

καθάπερ, καθαπερεί, καθαπερανεί, v. καθά G2505.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 καθάπερ (καθ' ἅπερ), according as, just as, even as, (("καθά marking the comparison, περ (akin to the preposition περί) the latitude of the application"): Romans 9:13 WH text; Romans 10:15> WH text; also) Romans 11:8> and 1 Corinthians 10:10 in T Tr WH; 2 Corinthians 3:13,18 (here WH marginal reading καθώσπερ); 1 Thessalonians 2:11; καθάπερ καί, Romans 4:6; 2 Corinthians 1:14; 1 Thessalonians 3:6,12; 1 Thessalonians 4:5; Hebrews 4:2, and R G in Hebrews 5:4; καθάπερ followed by οὕτω (or οὕτως), Romans 12:4; 1 Corinthians 12:12; 2 Corinthians 8:11. ((From Aristophanes down); the Sept. for כַּאֲשֶׁר, Exodus 7:6,10.)

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

καθάπερ is very common in the legal phrase καθάπερ ἐκ δίκης. Thus our earliest Greek marriage contract, P Eleph 1.12 (B.C. 311–0) (= Selections, p. 3), concludes—ἡ δὲ πρᾶξις ἔστω καθάπερ ἐγ δίκης, ";and let the right of execution be as if a formal decree of the Court had been obtained"; : cf. P Amh II. 46.13 (ii/B.C.), P Fay 22.14 (i/A.D.), ib. 91.33 (A.D. 99), etc. Other exx. of the word are P Hib I. 49.6 (c. B.C. 257) ε [ἶπ ]ον δὲ αὐτῶι καθάπερ ἔγραψα [α ]υ ̣̓τῶι ὅπως ἂν ἐμβάλητσι τὰς ἐλαίας εἰς βίκους, ";tell him that, as I wrote to him, he is to put the olives into jars"; (Edd.), P Eleph 121 (B.C. 223–2) καθάπερ ὤιου δεῖν, ";nach deinem Antrag,"; P Vat A.10 (B.C. 168) (= Witkowski EPP..2, p. 65) ἠβουλόμην δὲ καὶ σὲ παραγεγονέναι εἰς τὴν πόλ [ι ]ν, καθάπερ καὶ Κόνων καὶ οἱ ἄλλοι οἱ ἀπειλη [μμένοι ] π [ ]ντες, [πως ] καὶ κτλ. In the decrees τὰ μὲν ἄλλα καθάπερ ὁ δεῖνα. ";was the usual introduction to an amendment proposed in the Ecclesia to a probouleuma,"; e.g. CIG 84.6 f. Κέφαλος εἶπε · τὰ μὲν ἄλλα καθάπερ τῇ βουλεῖ · ἀναγράψαι δὲ. . . : see Roberts-Gardner, p. 18, and cf. Milligan Thess. p. 25.


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