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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1597 - ἔκπαλαι
- from of old
- of a long time
Adv. for ἐκ πάλαι, for a long time, Ph. 1.323, 2 Peter 3:5, J. AJ 16.8.4, Plu. 2.548d, Plot. 6.4.14, POxy. 938.3 (iii/iv A.D.), etc.
*† ἔκ -παλαι ,
(of a class of compound adverbs common in late Gk.; v. Mayor on 2 Pe, l.c.),
for a long time, from of old: 2 Peter 2:3; 2 Peter 3:5.†
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This late word (for the form, see Proleg. p. 99), which in the NT is confined to 2 Peter 2:3; 2 Peter 3:5, occurs in P Oxy VI. 938.3 (iii/iv A.D.) ἔκπαλαι ἐπισταλεὶς δώδεκα σαργάνας χόρτου ἐκεῖ ἀποστεῖλαι, ";although you had been long ago instructed to send twelve baskets of hay thither"; (Edd.) : cf. the fragmentary OGIS 584.5 (ii/A.D.) δι᾽ ὧν ἔκπαλαι αὐτὴν (sc. τὴν πατρίδα) εὐεργέ [τησεν. Ἔκτοτε is found in P Oxy VIII. 1119.28 (A.D. 254) ἔκτοτε μαθ ̣[ὼν ὑπέστ ]η ̣ν τὴν ὑπὲρ αὐτῶν λειτουργίαν, ";thereafter on learning this I undertook the burden on their behalf"; : cf. ib. III. 486.9 (A.D. 131).
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