Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
#340 - ἀνακαινίζω
renew, τὸν πόλεμον Plu. Mark 6:1-56, cf. App. Mith. 37: οἶκον Hsch.Mil. 4.33; revive legend, Str. 2.1.9: metaph., ἀ. εἰς μετάνοιαν Hebrews 6:6 : — Pass., τῆς ἔχθρας ἀνακεκαινισμένης Isoc. 7.8; ὑποθέσεις Just. Nov. 111.1.
ἀνακαινόω and its noun ἀνακαίνωσις have not been traced in any source earlier than Paul, who might very well coin a word of this sort—there is however no proof that he really did so. Nägeli, p. 53, remarks on these and other ";new words"; of Paul that they answer in formation to that of other Κοινή words, going back to old Greek stems and only combining them afresh. Here the similar ἀνακαινίζειν (Hebrews 6:6) exists in literature, as does ἀνακαίνισις. Did Paul not know them, so that he had to form words for his purpose, on such an analogy as ἀνανεόω ? Or were his words current in a limited district only? Thayer notes that Hermas used ἀνακαίνωσις (Vis. iii. 8.9) : ἡ ἀ. τῶν πνευμάτων ὑμῶν looks like a reminiscence of Romans 12:2, and is no warrant for independent use.
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