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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1356 - διοπετής
- fallen from Zeus, i.e. from heaven
- an image of the Ephesian Artemis which was supposed to have fallen from heaven
that fell from Zeus, ἄγαλμα E. IT 977; Παλλάδιον D.H. 2.66; πέλτη Plu. Numbers 13:1-33, cf. D.H. 2.71; ὄρνις Alciphr. 3.59; Μένιππος Luc. Icar. 2; οἰκίαι, i. e. 'taboo', Aristopho 3; διοπετές (sc. ἄγαλμα), τό, Acts 19:35.
(written also διϊπ -), -ές
(< δῖος , πίπτω , v. Page on Ac, l.c.; DB, i, 605, n., ext., 112a; Field, Notes, 130 f.),
fallen from heaven (R, mg.): τὸ δ . (sc. ἄγαλμα , statue, image), Acts 19:35.†
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The marginal rendering of the word in the RV ";fallen from heaven"; rather than ";from Jupiter"; is supported by Field (Notes, p. 130), who cites Dion. Hal. Ant. ii. 71 ἐν δὲ ταῖς πέλταις ἃς οἱ Σάλιοι φοροῦσι, πολλαῖς πάνυ οὔσαις, μίαν εἶναι λεγουσι διοπετῆ (afterwards explained by θεόπεμπτον). Of course the two amount to the same thing, since Zeus is the primeval sky-god : see A. B. Cook’s great monograph, Zeus.
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