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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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A — 1: στάσις
(Strong's #4714 — Noun Feminine — stasis — stas'-is )

akin to histemi, "to make to stand," denotes (a) primarily, "a standing or place," Hebrews 9:8 ; (b) "an insurrection, sedition," translated "insurrection" in Mark 15:7 ; "insurrections" in Acts 24:5 , RV (AV, "sedition"); in Luke 23:19,25 (AV "sedition"), "riot," Acts 19:40 , RV (AV, "uproar"); (c) "a dissension," Acts 15:2 ; in Acts 23:7,10 , "dissension." See DISSENSION.

A — 2: συστασιαστής
(Strong's #4955 — Noun Masculine — stasiastes — soos-tas-ee-as-tace' )

denotes "a rebel, revolutionist, one who stirs up sedition" (from stasiazo, "to stir up sedition"), Mark 15:7 , "had made insurrection." Some mss. have sustasiastes, a fellow-rioter, a fellow-mover of sedition, AV, "had made insurrection with (him)."

B — 1: κατεφίσταμαι
(Strong's #2721 — Verb — katephistemi — kat-ef-is'-tay-mee )

signifies "to rise up against" (lit., "to cause to stand forth against," kata, "against," epi, "forth," histemi, "to cause to stand"), Acts 18:12 , AV, "made insurrection" (RV, "rose up against)."

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Insurrection'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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