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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #5361 - φιλάδελφος

Word Origin:
from (5384) and (80)
Parts of Speech:
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. loving brother or sister
  2. in a broader sense, loving one like a brother, loving one's fellow countrymen
    1. of an Israelite
    2. of a Christian loving Christians
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

φῐλᾰδελφ-ος, ον, loving one's brother or sister, brotherly, sisterly, φ. δάκρυα S. Ant. 527 (anap.); of persons, X. Mem. 2.3.17, Plu. Sol. 27: Sup., Id. Luc. 43; freq. as a title of kings, as of Ptolemy Il and Arsinoe, Wilcken Chr. 106, etc.; of Ptolemy XIII, OGI 185, etc., and of Attalus Il; ib.329.38 (Aegina, ii B. C.), etc.; τῆς Φ. Κύπριδος, of Arsinoe, Posidipp. ap. Ath. 7.318d; of Antoninus and Verus, IG 22.3405, al.; τὸ φ. τῆς ψυχῆς D.S. 17.34. Adv. -φως Sch.S.l.c.

2. in NT, loving the brethren, 1 Peter 3:8.

II φιλάδελφον, τό, mock orange, Philadelphus coronarius, Apollod. ap. Ath. 15.682c.

III φιλάδελφοι, οἱ, name of fabulous stones, Ps.- Plu. Fluv. 11.4.

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 φιλάδελφος, φιλαδελφον (φίλος and ἀδελφός), loving brother or sister ( Sophocles, Plutarch, Anthol.); in a broader sense, loving one like a brother, Xenophon, mem. 2,3, 17; loving one's fellow-countrymen, of an Israelite, 2 Maccabees 15:14; of a Christian loving Christians, 1 Peter 3:8 ( R. V. loving as brethren).

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For the literal sense ";enlighten,"; ";illumine,"; as in Luk. 11:36, cf. Wünsch AF p. 16.13 (iii/A.D.) ὁρκίζω σε τὸν θεὸν τὸν φωτίζοντα καὶ σκοτίζοντα τὸν κόσμον. The metaph. usage ";bring to light,"; ";make known,"; as in 2Ti. 1:10 (cf. LXX 4 Kingd 17.27 f.), may be illustrated by Polyb. xxx. 8. 1, Epict. i. 4. 31.For the mystical sense of spiritual illumination, as in Eph. 1:18, see s.v. φωτισμός.


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