Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #115 - ἀθέτησις
I a setting aside, abolition, ἁμαρτίας Hebrews 9:26, cf. S.E. M. 8.142; ' annulling ' of a deed, PLond. 2.142.24 (i A. D.).
II rejection (of a spurious passage), A.D. Synt. 5.8, D.L. 3.66; generally, rejection, opp. ἐποχή, Cic. Att. 6.9.3.
III breach of faith, Vett.Val. 191.24 (pl.).
† ἀθέτησις -εως , ἡ
a disannulling, setting aside: Hebrews 7:18; Hebrews 9:26. (For similar usage in Papyri, v. Deiss., BS, 228 f.; MM, VGT, s.v.)†
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
The force of ἀθέτησις in Hebrews 7:18; Hebrews 9:26 is well brought out by Deissmann’s reference (BS p. 228 f.) to the technical legal formula in the papyri εἰς ἀθέτησιν καὶ ἀκύρωσιν, as in BGU I. 44.16 (A.D. 102) τὴν δ [ια ]γραφὴν εἰς ἀθέτησιν καὶ ἀκύρωσιν, ";the decree to be annulled and cancelled."; So P Amh II. 111.19 f. (A.D. 132), P. Tebt II. 397.12 (A.D. 198), P Saïd Khan 2b14 (B.C. 22), etc.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
Eve of Ascension