Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2305 - θειότης
- divinity, divine nature
θειότης, ητος, ἡ,
1. divine nature, divinity, LXX Wi. 18.9, Romans 1:20, SIG 867.31 (Ephesus, ii A.D.), Plu. 2.665a, etc.
2. f.l.for ὁσιότης, Isoc. 11.26, Plu. 2.857a, and so prob. in Id. Sull. 6.
II as title of Roman Emperors, Orib. 1.1.1, SIG 900.23 (Panamara, iv A.D.), etc.
**† θειότης , -ητος , ἡ ,
(< θεῖος ),
[in LXX: Wisdom of Solomon 18:9*;]
divine nature, divinity: Romans 1:20 (for ex. from Papyri, v. MM, Exp., xv). †
SYN.: θεότης G2320, deity, godhead, divine personality. θει . = divine nature and properties, a summary term for the attributes of deity, differing from θεότης as quality or attribute from essence.
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This subst, which in the NT is confined to Romans 1:20, is used in P Lond 233.3 (A.D. 345) (= II. p. 273, Chrest. I. p. 68) with reference to a visit which Abinnaeus had paid to the Imperial court to obtain an appointment as tax-collector παρὰ τῆς θιότητος τῶν δ ̣εσποτῶν ἡμῶν αἰωνίων Αὐγούστων. It is also restored by Dittenberger in OGIS 519.14 (c. A.D. 245) ὅπως περὶ τούτων ἐκειν (ή)θη σου ἡ θε [ιότης, and in Syll 420.23 we read of the θειότης of Jovius Maximinus Daza (A.D. 305–13). Syll 656.31 (ii/A.D.) declares that Artemis has made Ephesus ἁ [πασῶν τῶν πόλεων ] ἐνδοξοτέραν διὰ τῆς ἰδίας θειότητος, where the context is an expansion of the last clause in Acts 19:27. With the Bibl. usage cf. Aristeas 95 with reference to the priests’ ministration in the Temple—φόβῳ καὶ καταξίως μεγάλης θειότητος ἅπαντ᾽ ἐπιτελεῖται, ";everything is performed with reverence and in a manner worthy of the divine majesty.";
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