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Strong's #1240 - διάδοχος

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G1237)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
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  1. succeeding, a successor
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Strong #: 3027 ‑ יָד (yawd);  4932 ‑ מִשְׁנֶה (mish‑neh');  8269 ‑ שַׂר (sar);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

διάδοχ-ος, ον,

succeeding a person in a thing:

1 c. dat. pers. et gen. rei, δ. Μεγαβάζῳ τῆς στρατηγίης his successor in the command, Hdt. 5.26, cf. 1.162, etc.; θνητοῖς.. διάδοχοι μοχθημάτων succeeding them in, i.e. relieving them from, toils, A. Pr. 464, cf. 1027; σοι τῶνδε διάδοχος δόμων E. Alc. 655.

2. c. gen. rei only, δ. τῆς Ἀστυόχου ναυαρχίας succeeding to his command, Th. 8.85; δ. τῆς κληρονομίας Isoc. 19.43; τῆς φιλοσοφίας Epicur. Fr. 217.

3. c. gen. pers. only, φέγγος ὕπνου δ. sleep's successor light, S. Ph. 867.

4. c. dat. pers. only, δ. Κλεάνδρῳ X. An. 7.2.5: c. dat. rei, ἔργοισι δ' ἔργα διάδοχα E. Andr. 743; κακὸν κακῷ δ. ib. 803; quasiact., λύπη.. δ. κακῶν κακοῖς bringing a succession of evils after evils, Hec. 588; ἀγὼν.. γόων γόοις (γόων bis codd.) δ. Supp. 72 (lyr.).

5. abs., διάδοχοι ἐφοίτων they went to work in relays or gangs, Hdt. 7.22, cf. Th. 1.110: neut. pl. as Adv., in turn, E. Andr. 1200 (lyr.).

6. as Subst., οἱ Δ. the Successors of Alexander, D.S. 18.42. the lowest grade of court officials at Alexandria, OGI 100.4, PAmh. 2.36.5, PRyl. 67.2 (both ii B. C.). substitute, deputy, BGU 852.4 (ii A. D.), POxy. 54.7 (iii A. D.). head of a school of philosophers, τῆς σχολῆς Phld. Ind.Sto. 53; δ. Στωικός IG 3.661, cf. 22.1009 (Epist. Plotinae). a kind of gem, Plin. HN 37.157.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

διάδοχος, διαδόχου, , (διαδέχομαι), succeeding, a successor: Acts 24:27. (Sir. 46:1; (); 2 Macc. 14:26; often in Greek writings from (Aesehyl. and) Herodotus 5, 26 down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

διά -δοχος , -ου , ,

(< διαδέχομαι ),

[in LXX: 1 Chronicles 18:17 (H3027), 2 Chronicles 26:11 (H8269) 2 Chronicles 28:7 (H4932), Sirach 46:1; Sirach 48:8, 2 Maccabees 4:29; 2 Maccabees 14:26*;]

a successor: Acts 24:27 (for usage in LXX and Papyri in sense of court official, v. Deiss., BS, 115).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The sense required for LXX, supported by Deissmann (see above s. v. διαδέχομαι) from P Tor I. 1i. 6, .15 (B.C. 116) (= Chrest. II. p. 30), can be explained from history, as Peyron showed in a note on P Lond 20.1 (B.C. 162) (= I. p. 9) Σαραπίωνι τῶν διαδόχων : see Kenyon’s summary ad loc. Applied originally to Alexander’s ";reinforcements,"; διάδοχοι came to denote a certain rank or privilege in the army of Alexander and his successors, the original meaning having disappeared. The noun not infrequently = deputy, that is a temporary ";successor."; So P Tebt II. 293.2 (c. A.D. 187) διαδόχου προφητείας, ";deputy prophet"; (Edd.), ib. 313.4 (A.D. 210–1) ἱερέως καὶ στολ (ιστείας) διαδόχου, ";priest and deputy stolistes,"; and OGIS 86.7 (B.C. 221–05) with Dittenberger’s note. In Acts 24:27 it has its original meaning : cf. the abstract διαδοχή, ";succession,"; as in P Petr II. 40 (a).15 (iii/B.C.) (= Witkowski.2, p. 41) ἑτοιμάζεται γὰρ ἡ διαδοχή, ";the relief is being equipped,"; P Tebt II. 302.28 (A.D. 71–2) τὴν γῆν τὴν ἀντὶ συ ]ντάξεως ἡμεῖν ἐκ διαδοχῆς γονέων τετηρημένην, ";by inheritance from our ancestors"; (Edd.).


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List of Word Forms
διάδοχοι διαδοχον διάδοχον διαδόχου διέδυ diadochon diádochon
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