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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2325 - θερίζω
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(< θέρος ),
[in LXX chiefly for H7114;]
to reap: Matthew 6:26, Luke 12:24, James 5:4; fig., Matthew 25:24; Matthew 25:26, Luke 19:21-22, John 4:36-38, 2 Corinthians 9:6, Galatians 6:7; Galatians 6:9, Revelation 14:15; c. acc, τ . σαρκικά , 1 Corinthians 9:11; φθοράν , ζωὴν αἰώνιον , Galatians 6:8; τ . γῆν , Revelation 14:16.†
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An interesting example of this verb is found in P Magd 12.12 (B.C. 217), where a farmer, finding himself expelled by the proprietors from his holding on the approach of harvest, on the ground that his contract had not been properly sealed, petitions that they should not be allowed to reap the crops until the case had been decided—ἕως δὲ τοῦ διέξοδον λαβεῖν τὴν κρίσιν μὴ θερίζειν αὐτούς. See also P Fay 112.9 ff. (A.D. 99) where the considerable, but illiterate, landowner Gemellus writes to his nephew—τὼν ὤγμ [ον ] (l. τὸν ὄγμ [ον ]) τῆς Ἀπιάδος ἕως σήμερον οὐ ἐθέρ [ι ]σας ἀλ ̣λ ̣᾽ ἠμέληκας αὐτοῦ καὶ μέχρι τούτου τω ̣̣ ἥμυσυ αὐτοῦ ἐθέρισας, ";up to today you have not harvested the field at Apias, but have neglected it, and so far have only harvested the half"; (Edd.) : cf. ib. 120.7 (c. A.D. 100). Other exx. are P Flor I. 80.7 (i/ii A.D.) ὁμολογοῦμ [ε ]ν παρέξειν ἡμᾶς θερίζοντες (l.—τας) οὓς ἔχεις [π ]υρίνους σπόρους, BGU I.349.10 (A.D. 313) ἐμοῦ δαὶ (l. δὲ) τοῦ μισθωσαμένου θερίζουτος τῷ μισθῷ, and Ostr 1302.6 ἐξ ὧν ἄνδ (ρες) α ̄ θερίζ (οντες) θρύα (";rushes";). See also the alphabetical acrostic, Kaibel 1039.15 where under Ο we have—
Οὐκ ἔστι μ [ὴ ] σπείραντα θερίσαι κάρπιμα.
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