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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #1906 - ἐπερώτημα

from (G1905)
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
  1. an enquiry, a question
  2. a demand
  3. earnestly seeking
    1. craving, an intense desire
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KJV (1)
1 Peter
NAS (1)
1 Peter
HCS (1)
1 Peter
BSB (1)
1 Peter
ESV (1)
1 Peter
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1 Peter
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


1. Ion. ἐπειρ-, ατος, τό, question, Hdt. 6.67, Th. 3.53, 68, Epicur. Sent.Vat. 71.

2. answer to inquiry put to higher authority: hence, sanction, κατὰ τὸ ἐ. τῶν Ἀρεοπαγιτῶν SIG 856.6 (ii A.D.), cf. 1008.4 (iii A.D.).

3. = Lat. stipulatio, PCair. PreIsa 1.16 (ii A.D.), Cod.Just. (pl.): hence prob., pledge, συνειδήσεως ἀγαθῆς ἐ. εἰς θεόν 1 Peter 3:21.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἐπ -ερώτημα , -τος , τό ,

[in LXX: Da TH Daniel 4:14 (H7595), Sirach 33:3*;]

1. a question, au inquiry (Hdt., Thuc.).

2. a demand: 1 Peter 3:21 (v. ICC, in l).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

ἐπερώτημα is used in the same technical way as the verb (see s.v. ἐπερωτάω in P Cairo Preis 1.16 (ii/A.D.) ἐὰν γὰρ μηδὲν ἐπερώτημα ᾖ ἐνγεγρα [μμένον. . ., with Wilcken’s note ";ἐπερώτημα = stipulatio (d. i. ἐπερωτηθεὶς ὡμολόγησα)."; This would seem to help the meaning of the word in the difficult passage 1 Peter 3:21 : cf. Blenkin’s note in CGT ad l. For the word = ";inquiry of"; and hence ";sanction,"; cf. Syll 397.6 (Roman age) κατὰ τὸ ἐπερώτημα τῶν κρατίστων Ἀρεοπαγειτῶν, ib. 593.4 (after middle of iii/A.D.) καθ᾽ ὑπομνηματισμὸν τῆς ἐξ Ἀρείου πάγου βουλῆς καὶ ἐπερώτημα τῆς βουλῆς τῶν Φ. For the form ἐπερώτησις, see P Oxy IV. 718.13 (A.D. 180–92) ὡς ἐξ ἐπερω [τήσεως κτήτ ]ο ̣ρος, ";in answer to an inquiry concerning the landlord"; (Edd.), ib. IX. 1205.9 (A.D. 291) ἐπερωτήσεώς τε γενομένης [ὡμολογήσαμεν, Syll 555.2 (about A.D. 1) τᾶς ] δ᾽επερωτάσ [ε ]ως καὶ τοῦ χρησμοῦ ἀντίγραφά ἐστι τάδε.


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List of Word Forms
επερωτημα επερώτημα ἐπερώτημα επερώτησιν επέτειον επευκτή επεύχεσθαι eperotema eperōtēma eperṓtema eperṓtēma
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2023. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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