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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2052 - ἐριθεία

Transliteration
eritheía
Phonetics
er-ith-i'-ah
Origin
perhaps as the same as (G2042)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
2:660,256
Definition
Thayer's
  1. electioneering or intriguing for office
    1. apparently, in the NT a courting distinction, a desire to put one's self forward, a partisan and fractious spirit which does not disdain low arts
    2. partisanship, fractiousness
This word is found before NT times only in Aristotle where it denotesa self-seeking pursuit of political office by unfair means. (A&G)Paul exhorts to be one in the mind of Christ not putting self forwardor being selfish (Phil 2:
    Frequency Lists  
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    KJV (7)
    Romans
    1
    2 Corinthians
    1
    Galatians
    1
    Philippians
    2
    James
    2
    NAS (11)
    Romans
    2
    2 Corinthians
    1
    Galatians
    1
    Philippians
    3
    James
    4
    HCS (7)
    Romans
    1
    2 Corinthians
    1
    Galatians
    1
    Philippians
    2
    James
    2
    BSB (7)
    Romans
    1
    2 Corinthians
    1
    Galatians
    1
    Philippians
    2
    James
    2
    ESV (6)
    2 Corinthians
    1
    Galatians
    1
    Philippians
    2
    James
    2
    WEB (8)
    Romans
    1
    2 Corinthians
    1
    Galatians
    2
    Philippians
    2
    James
    2
    Verse Results
    Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

    ἐρῑθ-εία, ἡ,

    I labour for wages, Hsch. (pl.), Suid.

    II

    1. canvassing for public office, intriguing, Arist. Pol. 1302b4, 1303a14 (pl.).

    2. selfish or factious ambition, ζῆλος καὶ ἐ. Ephesians 3:14; οἱ ἐξ -είας Philippians 1:17; pl., intrigues, party squabbles, Galatians 5:20.

    Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

    ** ἐριθία ,

    (T, cl., -εία ), -ας , ,

    [in Sm.: Ezekiel 23:11*;]

    (on the origin and history of the word, v. Hort, Ja., 81 fly.; Ellic. on Galatians 5:20; Cremer, 262),

    ambition, self-seeking, rivalry: James 3:14; James 3:16; κατ᾿ ἐριθίαν , Philippians 2:3; οἱ ἐξ ἐ ., Romans 2:8, Philippians 1:17; pl. (Bl., § 32, 6; WM, 220; Swete, Mk., 153), 2 Corinthians 12:20, Galatians 5:20.†


    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 spelling see WH Notes.2, p. 160. The original meaning of the verb ἐριθεύομαι, ";work for hire,"; as in LXX Tobit 2:11, may be illustrated from ἔριθος in P Hib I. 121.34 (B.C. 251–0) ἐρίθοις ἐρίω ̣ν, ";wool-weavers,"; and from the compound συνέριθος, ";fellow-worker,"; in a Magdola papyrus of B.C. 216 re-edited by Reinach in Mél. Nicole, p. 451 ff.—.3 τῆι συνερίθωι μου προσνοήσας, ";s’étant concerté avec ma compagne d’atelier,"; while the derived sense of intriguing for office appears in ἀνερίθευτος, ";unmoved by party spirit,"; in Syll 117.45 (B.C. 303) if the restoration is correct—()[ποδεῖξαι δὲ ἑκατέρους ] νομογράφους τρεῖς μὴ νεωτέρους ἐτῶν τεσσεράκοντα [ὄντας ἀνεριθεύτ ]ους. The meaning of ";selfish"; rather than ";factious"; ambition perhaps suits best all the NT occurrences of ἐριθεία : cf. Kennedy’s note ad Philippians 1:16 in EGT.

     

     

    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
    ερίθεια ἐριθεία εριθείαι ερίθειαι ἐριθείαι ερίθειαν ἐριθείαν εριθείας ἐριθείας εριθια ἐριθία εριθιαι ἐριθίαι εριθιαν ἐριθίαν εριθιας ἐριθίας ερίθου ερικτά eritheia eritheía eritheiai eritheíai eritheian eritheían eritheias eritheías
    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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