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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1479 - ἐθελοθρησκεία
- voluntary, arbitrary worship
- worship which one prescribes and devises for himself, contrary to the contents and nature of faith which ought to be directed to Christ
- said of the misdirected zeal and the practice of ascetics
will-worship, self-chosen service, Colossians 2:23.
*† ἐθελο -θρησκία
(Rec. -εία ), -ας , ἡ ,
self-imposed worship: Colossians 2:23 (eccl.; cf. DB, iv, 923a; Cremer, 733).†
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Apparently a Pauline coinage (Colossians 2:23) on the analogy of ἐθελοδουλεία : see Nägeli, p. 51 for other examples of new Christian word-formations, and cf. ἐθελοταπεινοφροσύνη, which Hort would restore in Colossians 2:18 for the almost unintelligible θέλων ἐν ταπεινοφροσύνῃ. See Moulton Gr. ii. § 108 B.
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