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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2139 - εὐπερίστατος
- skilfully surrounding i.e. besetting
easily besetting, ἁμαρτία Hebrews 12:1; perh. leading to distress, cf. περίστασις; εὐπερίστατον, = εὔκολον, εὐχερῆ, Hsch.
* εὐ -περί -στατος , -ον
(< εὖ , περιΐστημι ),
of sins, readily besetting: Hebrews 12:1 (on form and sense of the word, v. Westc., in l).†
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Deissmann’s reference (BS, p. 150) to the use of the subst. περίστασις in the evil sense of ";distress,"; ";calamity,"; as in 2 Maccabees 4:16, in the vernacular P Lond 42.21 (B.C. 168) (= I. p. 30, Selections, p. 10) μηδ᾽ ἐνβεβλοφέναι εἰς τὴν ἡμετέραν περίστασιν, ";nor spared a look for our miserable state,"; may perhaps be taken as supporting Theophylact’s explanation of the compound adj. in Hebrews 12:1, ";because of which one easily falls into distresses (περιστάσεις)."; As against Westcott (Comm. ad loc.) Moulton [Gr. ii. § 106 (c)] has shown that there is nothing in the form of the verbal to forbid this interpretation, and he enumerates the various meanings as follows—(1) ";easily avoided,"; (2) ";admired"; (lit. ";well-surrounded";), (3) ";easily surrounding,"; ";besetting,"; or (4) ";dangerous"; (lit. ";having easy distress";).
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