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Strong's #1379 - δογματίζω

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  1. to decree, command, enjoin, lay down an ordinance
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Strong #: 1881 ‑ דָּת (dawth);  3789 ‑ כָּתַב (kaw‑thab');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


1. lay down as an opinion, ἀϊδίους εἶναι Phld. Piet. 19; τὰ αἰσχρά Arr. Epict. 3.7.18: abs., S.E. P. 1.13, al.; οἱ -οντες, = οἱ δογματικοί, Gal. 18(1).270: Pass., τὰ -όμενα S.E. P. 1.18.

2. decree by ordinance, c. inf., D.S. 4.83, LXX 1 Esdras 6:34; of the Roman Senate, J. AJ 14.10.22; δ. τινὰ καλήν declare her beautiful, AP 9.576 (Nicarch.): Pass., τὰ δογματισθέντα IG 12(3).173.53 (Astypalaea), cf. ib. 14.759.13 (Naples).

3. in Pass., of persons, submit to ordinances, Colossians 2:20.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

δογματίζω: to decree, command, enjoin, lay down an ordinance: Diodorus 4, 83, etc.; Esther 3:9; 2 Macc. 10:8 (etc.); the Sept. (not Theod.) Daniel 2:13; passive (present δογματίζομαι); ordinances are imposed upon me, I suffer ordinances to be imposed upon me: Colossians 2:20 (R. V. do ye subject yourselves to ordinances; 150, Winers Grammar, § 39, 1 a.; Buttmann, 188 (163) Meyer or Lightfoot at the passage).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δογματίζω ,

[in LXX: Ezra 3:9 (H3789 ni.), Da LXX, Daniel 2:13; Daniel 2:15 (H1881), 1 Esdras 6:34, 2 Maccabees 10:3; 2 Maccabees 15:36, 3 Maccabees 4:11*;]

to decree. Mid., to subject oneself to an ordinance: Colossians 2:20.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

In the art. by Bishop Hicks cited s.v. δόγμα, three instances of this verb are cited from the inscrr.—CIG 2485.47 (B.C. 105) τὰ ] πε [ρὶ τῶν συνθηκῶν ?] δογματισθέντα of Senatus consulta, CIG 3524.54 (time of Augustus) πὰρ ταῖς δεδογματισμέναις αὔτῳ τεἵμαις, and CIG 5785.13 ἐὰν δόξῃ τῇ ἀγάρρει [οὕτως ], καθὼς καὶ ὑπὲρ φρητάρχου καὶ χαλκολόγων δογματί [ζε ]ται. In the LXX δογματίζω is used several times of issuing a decree, and twice at least (2 Maccabees 10:8; 2 Maccabees 15:36) of religious enactments. As against AV and RV, the verb may possibly be passive in Colossians 2:20—";Why do you allow yourselves to be overridden by Jewish enactments?"; The Polybian compound δογματοποιέω (i. 81. 4) is found Syll 653.57 (B.C. 91) οἱ ἄρχοντες καὶ οἱ σύνεδροι δογματοποιείσθωσαν ὅτι κτλ.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
δογματιζεσθε δογματίζεσθε δογματισάτω dogmatizesthe dogmatízesthe
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