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Strong's #1657 - ἐλευθερία

Transliteration
eleuthería
Phonetics
el-yoo-ther-ee'-ah
Origin
from (G1658)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
2:487,224
Definition
Thayer's
  1. liberty to do or to omit things having no relationship to salvation
  2. fancied liberty
    1. licence, the liberty to do as one pleases
  3. true liberty is living as we should not as we please
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2668 ‑ חֻפְשָׁה (khoof‑shaw');  
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (11)
Romans
1
1 Corinthians
1
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
4
James
2
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
1
NAS (11)
Romans
1
1 Corinthians
1
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
4
James
2
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
1
HCS (11)
Romans
1
1 Corinthians
1
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
4
James
2
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
1
BSB (11)
Romans
1
1 Corinthians
1
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
4
James
2
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
1
ESV (11)
Romans
1
1 Corinthians
1
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
4
James
2
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
1
WEB (11)
Romans
1
1 Corinthians
1
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
4
James
2
1 Peter
1
2 Peter
1
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐλευθ-ερία,

Ion. -ιη, ἡ,

1. freedom, liberty, Pi. P. 1.61, Hdt. 1.62, 95; ἐλευθερίας φῶς A. Ch. 809 (lyr.), cf. 863 (anap.); δι' ἐλευθερίας μόλις ἐξῆλθες, i.e. μόλις ἠλευθερώθης, S. El. 1509 (anap.); ὑπῆρξαν ἐλευθερίας τῆ Ἑλλάδι And. 1.142; freedom from a thing, ἀπὸ πασῶν ἀρχῶν Pl. Lg. 698a; τινός Id. R. 329c, cf. AP 6.228 (Adaeus). manumission, ἡ εἰκοστὴ τῶν ἐ.,= Lat. vicesima manumissionum, BGU 326ii 11 (ii A.D.).

2. licence, ἀκολασία καὶ ἐ. Pl. Grg. 492c; of Diogenes, Jul. Or. 6.185c.

3. later, = cross ἐλευθεριότης, UPZ 62.7.

4. name of a dance, S.E. M. 1.293.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐλευθερία , -ας , ,

[in LXX: Leviticus 19:20 (H2668), 1 Esdras 4:49; 1 Esdras 4:53, Sirach 7:21, Sirach 33:25, 1 Maccabees 14:27, 3 Maccabees 3:28*;]

liberty: with reference to the religious life, 1 Corinthians 10:29, 2 Corinthians 3:17, Galatians 2:4; Galatians 5:1, 1 Peter 2:16, 2 Peter 2:19; ὁ νόμος τῆς ἐ ., James 1:25; James 2:12; ἡ ἐ . τῆς δόξης , Romans 8:21; ἐπ᾿ ἐ ., Galatians 5:13 (on which formula, cf. Deiss., LAE, 327 ff.; Cremer, 251).†


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

The historical background which lends so much significance to the Pauline descriptions of the ἐλευθερία which His people enjoy in Christ, has been vividly presented by Deissmann LAE p. 324 ff. Here, in illustration of the phrase ἐπ᾽ ἐλευθερίᾳ in Galatians 5:13, it must be enough to recall the interesting Delphi inscription of B.C. 200–199, Syll 845.4 ff. ἐπρίατο ὁ Ἀπόλλων ὁ Πύθιος παρὰ Σωσιβίου Ἀμφισσέος ἐπ᾽ ἐλευθερίαι σῶμ [α ] γυναικεῖον, ἇι ὄνομα Νίκαια, τὸ γένος Ῥωμαίαν, τιμᾶς (cf. 1 Corinthians 6:20; 1 Corinthians 7:23) ἀργυρίου μνᾶν τριῶν καὶ ἡμιμναίου. . . τὰν δὲ ὠνὰν ἐπίστευσε Νίκαια τῶι Ἀπόλλωνι ἐπ᾽ ἐλευθερίαι, ";the Pythian Apollo bought from Sosibius of Amphissa, for freedom, a female slave, whose name is Nicaea, by race a Roman, with a price of three minae and a half of silver. . . . The purchase, however, Nicaea hath committed unto Apollo, for freedom."; The same phrase is found in BGU IV. 1141.24 (B.C. 14) ὡς δοῦλος ἐπ᾽ ἐλευθερίᾳ θέλει ἀρέσαι, ο ̣υ ̣[τω κἀγὼ τὴν φιλίαν σου θέλων ἄμεμπτ [ον ] ἐματὸν ἐτήρησα.

 

The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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List of Word Forms
ελευθερια ελευθερία ἐλευθερία ἐλευθερίᾳ ελευθεριαν ελευθερίαν ἐλευθερίαν ελευθεριας ελευθερίας ἐλευθερίας eleutheria eleuthería eleutheríāi eleutherian eleutherían eleutherias eleutherías
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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