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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1672 - Ἕλλην
- a Greek either by nationality, whether a native of the main land or of the Greek islands or colonies
- in a wider sense the name embraces all nations not Jews that made the language, customs, and learning of the Greeks their own; the primary reference is to a difference of religion and worship
Ἕλλην , -ηνος , ὁ ,
[in LXX: Joel 3:6, Zechariah 9:13 (H3120), etc.; 1 Maccabees 1:19, al. *;]
a Greek; opp. to βάρβαρος , Romans 1:14; usually in ΝΤ of Greek Gentiles, opp. to Ἰουδαῖοι : John 7:35, Acts 11:29; Acts 14:1; Acts 16:1; Acts 16:3; Acts 18:4; Acts 19:19; Acts 19:17; Acts 20:21; Acts 21:28 Romans 1:16; Romans 2:9-10; Romans 3:9; Romans 10:12, 1 Corinthians 1:22; 1 Corinthians 1:24; 1 Corinthians 10:32; 1 Corinthians 12:13, Galatians 2:3; Galatians 3:28, Colossians 3:11; of proselytes, John 12:29, Acts 17:4.†
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
In the ordinance of Euergetes II. P Tebt I. 5.168 (B.C. 118) Ἕλληνας = ";probably. . .all non-Egyptian soldiers, whether Macedonians, Cretans, Persians, etc."; The editors compare the opposition between Greeks and Egyptians later in the same decree. This illustrates excellently the familiar antithesis between Jews and ";Greeks,"; so pronounced in Mark 7:26, to which an exact parallel is quoted below.
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