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Strong's #2335 - θεωρία

from the same as (G2334)
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Noun Feminine
  1. a viewing, beholding
  2. that which is viewed, a spectacle, sight
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Ion. -ίη, Dor. θεᾱρία (v. infr.), Boeot. θιαωρία Ἐφ.Ἀρχ. 1892.34: ἡ: —


1. sending of θεωροί or state-ambassadors to the oracles or games, or, collectively, the θεωροί themselves, embassy, mission, θεωρίαν ἀπάγειν εἰς Δῆλον Pl. Phd. 58b: pl., opp. στρατεῖαι, Id. R. 556c; ἄγειν τῷ Διὶ τῷ Νεμείῳ τὴν κοινὴν ὑπὲρ τῆς πόλεως θ. D. 21.115, cf. X. Mem. 4.8.2, Decr.Byz. ap. D. 18.91 (θεᾱρία), Plb. 28.19.4.

2. office of θεωρός, discharge of that office, τῆς Ὀλυμπίαζε θ. Th. 6.16, cf. Isoc. 19.10, etc.

II being a spectator at the theatre or games, S. OT 1491; οὔτ' ἐπὶ θεωρίαν πώποτε ἐκ τῆς πόλεως ἐξῆλθες Pl. Cri. 52b; personified in Ar. Pax 523,al.


1. viewing, beholding, θεωρίης εἵνεκεν ἐκδημεῖν to go abroad to see the world, Hdt. 1.30; κατὰ θεωρίης πρόφασιν ib. 29; ἐκπέμπειν τινὰ κατ' ἐμπορίαν καὶ κατὰ θεωρίαν Isoc. 17.4, cf. Arist. Ath. 11.1, Th. 6.24; pilgrimage, E. Ba. 1047.

2. of the mind, contemplation, consideration, Pl. Phlb. 38b: pl., θεῖαι θ. Id. R. 517d: c. gen., παντὸς μὲν χρόνου πάσης δὲ οὐσίας ib. 486a; ἡ τῶν ἀρχῶν, ἡ τῶν ὅλων θ., Epicur. Ephesians 2 p.55U., Phld. Rh. 1.288S.; θ. ποιεῖσθαι περί τινος Arist. Metaph. 989b25; ἡ περὶ φύσεως θ. Epicur. Ephesians 1 p.3U., etc.: pl., τὰς σαθρὰς αὐτοῦ θ. Demetr. Lac. Herc. 124.12. theory, speculation, opp. practice, Plb. 1.5.3; ἡ περὶ τὰ στρατόπεδα θ. Id. 6.42.6; αἱ νυκτεριναὶ καὶ ἡμεριναὶ θ. theoretic reckoning of night and day, Id. 9.14.6; ἡ μαθηματικὴ θ. Plu. Romans 12:1-21.

3. Pass., sight, spectacle, A. Pr. 802, etc.; esp. public spectacle at the theatre or games, Ar. V. 1005, X. Hier. 1.12; ἡ τοῦ Διονύσου θ. the Dionysia, Pl. Lg. 650a.

4. Rhet., explanatory preface to a μελέτη, Chor. in Hermes 17.208, etc.: so in Philos., continuous exposition, Olymp. in Mete. 18.30, al.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

θεωρία , -ας ,

(see θεωρέω ),

[in LXX: Da LXX Daniel 5:7, 2 Maccabees 5:26; 2 Maccabees 15:12, 3 Maccabees 5:24 *;]

1. a viewing.

2. = θεώρημα , a spectacle, sight: Luke 23:48 (both senses in cl.).†

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With the use of this subst. in Luke 23:48 we may compare P Tebt I. 33.6 (B.C. 112) (= Selections, p. 30), where arrangements are made for the reception of a Roman senator who is making the voyage to Egypt ";to see the sights";—ἀνάπλουν. . . ἐπὶ θεωρίαν ποιούμενος : cf. P Oxy VII. 1025.16 (late iii/A.D.) τῶν θεωριῶν, ";the spectacles"; at a village festival. It refers to a judicial ";investigation"; in P Tor I. 1viii. 5 (B.C. 117–6) καὶ μὴ προσεκτέον αὐτῶι ἐφ᾽ ἑτέραν θεωρίαν μεταφέροντι τὴν γεγονυῖαν αὐτῶι πρὸς ἄλλους περὶ οὐδη (π)οτοῦν πράγματος ἀμφιζβήτησιν, and to an agricultural ";survey"; in P Amh II. 68.57 (late i/A.D.) ἐκ τῆς νυνεὶ κατ᾽ ἀγρῦν θεωρίας : in Michel 509.8 (B.C. 241) ἐκδεξάμενος τάς τε παρούσας θεωρίας πρ [επ ]όντως, it = ";embassy,"; ";mission."; MGr θωρία, ";look,"; ";glance,"; θεωρία, ";theory.";

For θεώρημα see P Lond 121.473 (magic—iii/A.D.) (= 1. p. 99), for θεώρησις CP Herm I. 7ii. 23 (ii/A.D. ?), and for θεωρός OGIS 232.5 (ii/B.C.). P Oxy III. 473.4 (A.D. 138–60) τά τ ̣ε ̣ [θε ]ωρικὰ χρήματα are the funds provided for theatrical displays : see also Wilcken Ostr. i. p. 373 f.


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