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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1322 - διδαχή
- that which is taught
- doctrine, teaching, concerning something
- the act of teaching, instruction
- in religious assemblies of the Christians, to speak in the way of teaching, in distinction from other modes of speaking in public
1. teaching, Democr. 33, Th. 1.120, Pl. R. 536d; ἐκ διδαχῆς λέγειν Hdt. 3.134; δ. ποιεῖσθαι Th. 4.126. — Poet. only late, Ps.-Phoc. 89.
2. military regulations or discipline, τοὐναντίον αὐτῶν τῆς στρατιωτικῆς δ. πεποιηκότων BGU 140.16 (ii A. D.).
II = διδασκαλία 11.2, IG 14.2124.
διδαχή , -ῆς , ἡ
(< διδάσκω ),
[in LXX: Psalms 60:1-12 title. (H3925 pi.); Sm.: Deuteronomy 33:8 *;]
1. objectively, teaching, doctrine, that which is taught: Mark 1:27, John 7:16, Acts 17:19, Romans 6:7; Romans 16:17, 2 John 1:10, Revelation 2:24; c. gen. poss., Matthew 7:28; Matthew 16:12; Matthew 22:33, Mark 1:22; Mark 11:18, Luke 4:32, John 18:19, Acts 5:28, Revelation 2:14-15; ἡ δ ., of Christ, John 7:17, Acts 13:12, 2 John 1:9; of. τὴν δ ., Titus 1:9; c. gen. obj., βαπτισμῶν δ ., Hebrews 6:2; pl., Hebrews 13:9.
2. Actively, teaching: Acts 2:42, 2 Timothy 4:2; ἐν τ . δ ., in the course of his teaching: Mark 4:2; Mark 12:38; λαλεῖν ἐν δ ., 1 Corinthians 14:6; ἔχειν δ ., 1 Corinthians 14:26 (DCG, i, 485; Cremer, 181).†
SYN.: διδασκαλία G1319.
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The word is used of military instruction or training in an Imperial letter, which Wilcken (cf. Archiv ii. p. 170) dates in the time of Hadrian—BGU I. 140.16 (A.D. 119) καὶ τ ]οῦτο οὐκ ἐδόκει σκληρὸν [εἶ ]ναι [τοὐν ]αντίον αὐτῶν τῆ [ς ] στρατιω [τ ]ικῆ [ς διδα ]χῆς πεποιηκότων. An interesting parallel to Mark 1:27 occurs in the new uncanonical gospel, P Oxy X. 1224 Fr. 2 verso.3 π [ο ]ίαν σέ [φασιν διδα ]χὴν καιν [ὴν ] δι [δάσκειν, ἢ τί β ]ά [πτισμ ]α καινὸν [κηρύσσειν; ";what is the new doctrine that they say thou teachest, or what the new baptism that thou dost preach?"; (Edd.)
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