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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1184 - δεκτός
δεκ-τός, ή, όν,
1. to be received or accepled, acceptable, LXX Isaiah 61:2, al., Luke 4:24; δεκτόν [ἐστι ] it is an accepted principle, c. inf., Erot. Praef.
2. to be grasped, χείρ Iamb. Protr. 21. ιθ.
II to be taken, understood, Phld. Rh. 2.269 S.
† δεκτός , -ή , -όν ,
verbal adj. of δέχομαι ,
[in LXX chiefly for H7522: Proverbs 11:1, al.;]
acceptable: Luke 4:19 (LXX) Luke 4:24, Acts 10:35, 2 Corinthians 6:2 (LXX), Philippians 4:18 (cf. εὐπροσδ -).†
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With θυσίαν δεκτήν in Philippians 4:18 Nägeli (p. 61) compares the sacred inscription of the Lycian Xanthos in ii/A.D. = Syll 633.8 ἐὰν δέ τις βιάσηται , ἀπρόσδεκτος ἡ θυσία παρὰ τοῦ θεοῦ . The adj. is very common in the LXX in a sacrificial sense. Grimm can quote nothing outside LXX till c. A.D. 300 (Jamblichus); but such a verbal could hardly be branded as coined, even if there were no parallels. It came into LXX vocabulary just because it was taken to represent a Hebrew term successfully.
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