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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

#340 - ἀνακαινίζω

from (G303) and a derivative of (G2537)
Parts of Speech
  1. to renew, renovate
Strong #: 2318 ‑ חָדַשׁ (khaw‑dash');  5916 ‑ עָכַר (aw‑kar');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


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.

ἀνα -καινίζω

(<καινός ),

[in LXX: 2 Chronicles 15:8, Psalms 103:5; Psalms 104:30, Lamentations 5:21 (H2318 pi., hith)., Psalms 39:2 (H5916 ni.), 1 Maccabees 6:9*;]

to renew: Hebrews 6:6 (Isocr., Plut.).†

Vocabulary of the Greek NT

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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List of Word Forms
ανακαινιείς ανακαινιζειν ανακαινίζειν ἀνακαινίζειν ανακαινισθήσεται ανακαίνισον ανεκαινίσθη anakainizein anakainízein
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