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Strong's #1078 - γένεσις

Transliteration
génesis
Phonetics
ghen'-es-is
Origin
from the same as (G1074)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
1:682,117
Definition
Thayer's
  1. source, origin
    1. a book of one's lineage, i.e. in which his ancestry or progeny are enumerated
  2. used of birth, nativity
  3. of that which follows origin, viz. existence, life
    1. the wheel of life (James 3:6), other explain it, the wheel of human origin which as soon as men are born begins to run, i.e. its course of life
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1755 ‑ דֹּר (dore, dore);  2233 ‑ זֶרַע (zeh'‑rah);  3205 ‑ יָלַד (yaw‑lad');  4940 ‑ מִשְׁפָּחָה (mish‑paw‑khaw');  5271 ‑ נְעֻרָה (naw‑oor', naw‑oor', neh‑oo‑raw');  8435 ‑ תֹּלְדָה (to‑led‑aw', to‑led‑aw');  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (3)
Matthew
1
James
2
NAS (5)
Matthew
2
Luke
1
James
2
HCS (4)
Matthew
2
Luke
1
James
1
BSB (5)
Matthew
2
Luke
1
James
2
ESV (3)
Matthew
1
James
2
WEB (3)
Matthew
1
James
2
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

γένεσις, εως, ἡ, (γενέσθαι)

I origin, source, Ὠκεανόν τε θεῶν γένεσιν Il. 14.201; Ὠκεανοῦ, ὅς περ γ. πάντεσσι τέτυκται ib. 246, cf. Pl. Tht. 180d; beginning, in dual, τοῖν γενεσέοιν ἡ ἑτέρα Id. Phd. 71e.

II

1. manner of birth, Hdt. 1.204, 6.69, etc.; race, descent, Id. 2.146; πατρὸς οὖσα γένεσιν Εὐρύτου S. Tr. 380; κατὰ γένεσιν, opp. καθ' υἱοθεσίαν, IG 12(1).181 (Rhodes).

2. Astrol., nativity, geniture, AP 11.164 (Lucill.), 183 (Id.), Epigr.Gr. 314.21 (Smyrna), PLond. 1.98r60 (i A. D.), Vett.Val. 216.6: hence, lot, fortune, Astramps. Orac. 16.8, 23.7.

III

1. production, generation, coming into being, opp. ὄλεθρος, Parm. 8.21; more usu. opp. φθορά, Pl. Phlb. 55a, etc.; περὶ γενέσεως καὶ φθορᾶς, title of work by Arist.: generally, formation, πύου Hp. Aph. 2.47; origination, making, ἱματίων, περὶ τὰ ἀμφιέσματα, Pl. Plt. 281b, 3; γ. καὶ οὐσία δικαιοσύνης Id. R. 359a.

2. = τὸ γίγνεσθαι, becoming, opp. οὐσία, ib. 525b, Ti. 29c, Procl. Inst. 45,al. concrete, creation, i.e. all created things, Pl. Phdr. 245e; γ. καὶ κόσμος Id. Ti. 29e, freq. in Ph., as 1.3,al., cf. Plot. 6.3.2, etc. race, kind or sort of animals, Pl. Plt. 265b, etc.; family, δίδυμος γ. of the Spartan kings, Id. Lg. 691d. generation, age, Id. Phdr. 252d: pl., Id. Plt. 310d; κατὰ περίστασιν τῆς γ. according to the circumstances of his time, Porph. Sent. 32. παιδοπόρος γ. genitalia muliebria, AP 9.311 (Phil.). Math., generation of a figure, Papp. 234.4,al. origin of a spiral, Id. 272.7; ἡ ἐν γ. εὐθεῖα the initial line, Id. 286.22.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

γένεσις , -εως ,

(< γίγνομαι ),

[in LXX chiefly for H8435;]

1. origin, lineage: βίβλος γενέσεως (as in Genesis 2:4a Genesis 5:1), Matthew 1:1.

2. birth: Matthew 1:18, Luke 1:14 (Rec. γέννησις ); πρόσωπον τῆς γ ., face of his birth ("what God made him to be," Hort., in l), James 1:23; ὁ τροχὸς τῆς γ ., the wheel (course) of birth or creation ("the wheel of man's nature according to its original Divine purpose," Hort), James 3:6.†


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For γ . = ";birth, nativity,"; as in Luke 1:14, ct. Priene 105.48 (c. B.C. 9—see s.v. γενέσια ) τὸ ἀπὸ τῆς ἐκείνου γ [ενέ ]σεως ἄρχειν τῷ βίῳ τὸν χρόνον , Kaibel 314.21 οὐδ᾽ οὕτως μοι γένεσις δεινὴ πλησθεῖσ᾽ ἐκορέσθη —the sense appears to be ";nativity"; (astrological). Other examples are P Lond 98 recto.60 (a horoscope–i/ii A.D.) (= I. p. 130) ο ]ἰκ [οδεσπότης ] τῆς γενέσεως , a common phrase in nativities, and Ostr 1601 (a notice of birth or for a horoscope—A.D. 114) γένεσις παιδίου ἀρσενικοῦ ι ̄ζ ̄ (ἔτει ) Τραιανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου . In the pre-Christian inscriptions of the Ægean Sea the phrase κατὰ γένεσιν is frequent in contrast to καθ᾽ υἱοθεσίαν : see e.g. Syll 905, and cf. Deissmann BS p. 239. In P. Oxy I. 120.8, a philosophic letter of iv/A.D., the word is used in the more general sense of ";existence,"; ";life";—μετρίων γὰρ καὶ δυστυχῶν γένεσιν αἴχοντες (l. ἔχ -) οὐδὲ οὕτω αἱαυτοῖς προσαίχομεν (l. ἑαυτοῖς προσέχομεν ), ";we fail to realize the inferiority and wretchedness to which we are born"; (Edd.). Not very different is P Leid W xiv. 15 (ii/iii A.D.) καὶ μην ̣εύσθω (l. -υέσθω ) μοι τὰ τῆς γενέσεώς μου , ";quae genituram meam spectant"; (Ed.).

 

 

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List of Word Forms
γενεσει γενέσει γενέσεις γενέσεσιν γενεσεως γενέσεως γενέσεώς γένεσεώς γενεσις γένεσις γένεσίς genesei genései geneseos geneseōs genéseos genéseōs genesis génesis
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