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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1529 - εἴσοδος
εἴσοδος or ἔσοδος, ἡ,
I place of entrance, entry, Od. 10.90, Hdt. 1.9, etc.; ἐσόδους Φοίβου the entrance to his temple, E. Ion 104 (anap.); of a mountain-pass, ἡ διὰ Τρηχῖνος ἔ. ἐς τὴν Ἑλλάδα Hdt. 7.176; in a theatre, entrance for the Chorus, Ar. Nu. 326, Av. 296, v. Sch.; entrance-door of a court of justice, Arist. Ath. 63.2, etc.: metaph., καλῶν ἔσοδοι paths to glory, Pi. P. 5.116.
1. entering, entrance, εἴ. παρασχεῖν X. HG 4.4.7, etc.: pl., A. Eu. 30.
2. entrance into the lists to contend in the games, ἱππείαν ἔ. (cf. εἰσέρχομαι II) Pi. P. 6.50; also ἡ εἴ. τῆς δίκης εἰς τὸ δικαστήριον the introduction of it, Pl. Cri. 45e.
3. right or privilege of entrance, ἔσοδον εἶναι παρὰ βασιλέα ἄνευ ἀγγέλου Hdt. 3.118.
4. visit, κακῶν γυναικῶν εἴσοδοι E. Andr. 930, cf. 952, Lys. 1.20; of a doctor, Gal. 16.523.
5. study, investigation, Vett. Val.259.7; ἀκροθιγεῖς τὰς εἰσόδους ποιήσασθαι ib. 222.11; also, method, ib.108.19.
III that which comes in, revenue, opp. ἔξοδος, Plb. 6.13.1, cf. IG 14.423 (Tauromenium), 5(I).1390.64 (Andania), PPetr. 3p.151.
εἴσ -οδος , -ου , ὁ
[in LXX chiefly for H935;]
1. a means of entering, place of entrance: Hebrews 10:19, 2 Peter 1:11 (cf. Westc., He., l.c.; MM, Exp., xii; but v. infr.).
2. a going in, entrance: Acts 13:24; c. gen. loc., Hebrews 10:19 (Thayer, s.v.; but v. supr.); seq. εἰς , 2 Peter 1:11 (Mayor, in l; Thayer; but v. supr.); πρός , 2 Thessalonians 1:9; 2 Thessalonians 2:1.†
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In the NT εἴσοδος is generally used of ";the act of entering,"; though possibly it may refer to ";the place of entering"; in Hebrews 10:19 (cf. ver. 20) and 2 Peter 1:11. In any case, this latter is the predominant use in the papyri where the word is constantly found of ";the entrance"; of a temple or a house, e.g. P Oxy II. 241.19 (c. A.D. 98) ὑποθήκης τρίτου μέρους οἰκίας, ἐν ᾗ αἴθριον, καὶ αὐλῆς καὶ εἰσώδων (l. –ό –) καὶ ἐξόδων καὶ τῶν συνκυρόντων τῶν ὄντων, ";on the security of the third part of a house, in which there is a hall, with the court and entrances and exits and appurtenances"; (Edd.), and the interesting ii/A.D. letter, P Ryl II. 233.1, regarding the building and fitting up of a house, where it is stated διὰ τῆς π ̣λ ̣αγίας ἡ εἴσοδός ἐστι καὶ ἡ ἔξοδος τῶν ἐργαζομένων πάντων, ";the entrance and exit for all the work-folk is at the side"; (Edd.). For the more metaphorical meaning, as in 1 Thessalonians 1:9, cf. the Latin papyrus letter of ii/A.D., P Oxy I. 32.14, in which a military tribune commends a certain Theon to the good offices of Domitius, ";et ideo peto a te ut habeat intr[o]itum at te."; See also M. Anton. v. 19, τὰ πράγματα αὐτὰ οὐδ᾽ ὁπωστιοῦν ψυχῆς ἅπτεται · οὐδ᾽ ἔχει εἴσοδον πρὸς ψυχήν.
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