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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #1882 - ἐπανόρθωσις

from a compound of (G1909) and (G461)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
  1. restoration to an upright or right state
  2. correction, improvement of life or character
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (1)
2 Timothy
NAS (1)
2 Timothy
HCS (1)
2 Timothy
BSB (1)
2 Timothy
ESV (1)
2 Timothy
WEB (1)
2 Timothy
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐπανόρθ-ωσις, εως, ἡ,

setting right, correcting, τᾶς ψυχᾶς Ti.Locr. 104b; κόλασις εἰς - σιν φέρουσα Jul. Or. 2.80c; ἐδεσμάτῶν Diocl.Fr. 138; revision, νόμων Lexap. D. 24.22; ἐ. ἔχειν to be capable of improvement, opp. ἀνίατον εἶναι, Arist. EN 1165b18; of circumstances, amendment, Plb. 1.66.12, 1.11.2, etc.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἐπ -αν -όρθωσις , -εως ,

(< ἐπανορθόω , to correct, restore; of. 2 Maccabees 2:22),

[in LXX: 1 Esdras 8:52, 1 Maccabees 14:34 *;]

correction: of life, 2 Timothy 3:16 (cf. MM, Exp., xiv).†

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

For the literal meaning of this subst. see Michel 830.4 (end ii/B.C.) εἰς τὴν ἐπανόρθωσιν τοῦ ἱεροῦ τῆς Ἀρτέμιδος. With the metaph. usage in 2 Timothy 3:16, cf. P Oxy II. 237viii. 30 (A.D. 186) καίτοι πολλάκις ̣ κ ̣ρ ̣ι ̣θ ̣ὲν ὑπὸ τῶν πρὸ ἐμοῦ ἐπάρχων τῆς δεούσης αὐτὰ ̣ τυχε ̣ι ̣̑ν ἐπανορθώσεως, ";although my predecessors often ordered that these (abstracts) should receive the necessary correction,"; ib. I. 78.29 (iii/A.D.) ὃ προσῆκόν ἐστι πρᾶξαι περὶ τῆς τούτων ἐπανορθώσεως, and ib. 67.14 (A.D. 338) πάντα μέν, ὡς ἔπος ἐστὶν εἰπεῖν, ὅσα εἰσχύειν τι δύν [α ]τ [αι ] παρὰ τὴν τῶν νόμων [ἰσχὺ ]ν πρὸς ὀλίγον εἰσχύει, ἐπανορθοῦτε (l.αι) δὲ ὕστερον ὑπὸ τῆς τῶν νόμων ἐπεξελεύσεως, ";everything, it may be said, that is able to withstand the power of the law withstands but for a short time and then submits to the law’s correcting vengeance"; (Edd.). For an additional ex. of the verb, see P Gen I. I.17 (A.D. 158) εἰ μάθοιμι παρὰ τὰ κεκελευσμένα πρά [σ ]σοντας ἐπιστρεφ [ ]στερον ὑμᾶς ἐπανορθώ [σω ]μαι. P Ryl II. 302 (iii/A.D.) is addressed to an official—ἐπανορθωτῇ τῆς ἱερᾶ [ς. . ., and in OGIS 711.4 this noun is used with a political reference (";vocabulum sollcnne iuris publici est, expressum ex Latino corrector,"; Dittenberger).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
επανορθωσιν επανόρθωσιν ἐπανόρθωσιν epanorthosin epanorthōsin epanórthosin epanórthōsin
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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