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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1957 - ἐπιμαρτυρέω
- to bear witness to, establish by testimony
1. bear witness to a thing, depose to, ἐ. ἡμῖν τὰ ὀνόματα μὴ.. κεῖσθαι Pl. Cra. 397a; ἐ. τι πρός τινας Plu. Lys. 22; τὰ χρήματα ἅ κα ἐπιμαρτυρήσωντι of which they admit the possession, Tab.Heracl. 1.156: c. inf., τῶν πραγμάτων -ούντων τὴν δύναμιν αὐξάνεσθαι Plu. Sert. 12, cf. 1 Peter 5:12; ὅτι.. Luc. Alex. 42: abs., Plu. Nic. 6: — Pass., to be confirmed by evidence, S.E. M. 7.211, Polystr. p.31 W.
2.. bear witness in favour of, τινί Phld. Oec. p.57J.
II. Astrol., support by aspect, Vett.Val. 111.31, PMag.Leid.W. 24.16 (ii/iii A.D.).
III. in Med., adjure, τισὶ μὴ ποιέειν τι Hdt. 5.93 (as v.l. for cross ἐπιμαρτύρομαι).
* ἐπι -μαρτυρέω , -ῶ ,
to bear witness to: c. acc et. inf., 1 Peter 5:12,†
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For this verb = ";bear witness to,"; which is found in the NT only in 1 Peter 5:12, cf. P Leid W xxiv. 1 (ii/iii A.D.) ἐπιμαρτυροῦντος μηδενὸς κακοποιοῦ Κρόνου. The stronger form ἐπιμαρτύρομαι (cf. 1 Maccabees 2:56) occurs e.g. in P Petr II. 17 (3).11 οὐδ᾽ ἐπεμαρτύρατό με ᾽Α ";neither did A. appeal to me,"; P Grenf I. 38.15 (ii/i B.C.) περὶ ὧν (particulars of an assault) τοὺς παρόντας ἐπεμαρτυράμην, ";I called those present to witness.";
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