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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

#952 - βέβηλος

from the base of (G939) and belos (a threshold)
Parts of Speech
  1. accessible, lawful to be trodden
    1. of places
  2. profane
    1. unhallowed, common, public place
    2. of men, ungodly
Strong #: 2344 ‑ חוֹל (khole);  6292 ‑ פִּגֻּל (pig‑gool', pig‑gool');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

βέβηλ-ος, ον,

Dor. βέβᾱλος IG 3.3845, Ps.- Lysis ap. Iamb. VP 17.75: (βαίνω, βηλός):

I allowable to be trodden, prob. of ground (opp. ἱερός, D.H. 7.8); καὶ πῶς β. ἄλσος ἂν ῥύοιτό με; A. Supp. 509; ἢ πρὸς βεβήλοις ἢ πρὸς ἄλσεσιν θεῶν either on profane ground or.., S. OC 10; ἔς τε τἄβατα καὶ πρὸς βέβηλα Id. Fr. 88: hence generally, permitted, καὶ βέβηλα καὶ κεκρυμμένα λόγια public, current, E. Heracl. 404; ἐν βεβήλῳ Th. 4.97; βέβηλα permitted meats, Ath. 2.65f.

II of persons, unhallowed, = ἀμύητος, S. Fr. 154, Orph. Fr. 245; impure, E. Fr. 648; β. τε καὶ ἄγροικος Pl. Smp. 218b; β. καὶ ἀνόσια ἐνθυμήματα Ph. 2.165: c. gen., uninitiated, τελετῆς AP 9.298 (Antiphil.); ἀποδεικτικῆς μεθόδου Gal. UP 12.6. Adv. -λως Ph. 1.523.

βέβηλος , -ον

(< βαίνω , whence βηλός , a threshold),

[in LXX chiefly for H2455;]

1. permitted to be trodden, accessible (v. DCG, ii, 422h); hence,

2. (opp. to ἱερός ) unhallowed, profane: of things, 1 Timothy 4:7; 1 Timothy 6:20, 2 Timothy 2:16; of men, 1 Timothy 1:9, Hebrews 12:16 (cf. κοινός ; Cremer, 140).†

Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Syll 2.25 (ii/A.D.) χώραν [σ ]καπανεύειν βέβηλον ἐ [πέ ]τασσες —the famous ‘Gadatas’ inscr., translated from a rescript of Darius I. The derived verb is of late formation, no earlier authority than LXX being quotable. The adj. was an old term. techn. of religion, and not a word of the vernacular : the LXX translators needed it, and may well have equipped it with a regularly formed verb.



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List of Word Forms
βέβηλε βέβηλοι βεβηλοις βεβήλοις βέβηλον βεβηλος βέβηλος βεβήλου βεβηλους βεβήλους βεβήλων bebelois bebēlois bebḗlois bebelos bebēlos bébelos bébēlos bebelous bebēlous bebḗlous
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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