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Strong's #2697 - κατάσχεσις

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feminine noun
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  1. a holding back, hindering
  2. a holding fast, possession
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 272 ‑ אֲחֻזָּה (akh‑ooz‑zaw');  4054 ‑ מִגְרָשָׁה (mig‑rawsh', mig‑raw‑shaw');  4181 ‑ מוֹרָשָׁה (mo‑raw‑shaw');  4186 ‑ מֹשָׁב (mo‑shawb', mo‑shawb');  5159 ‑ נַחֲלָה (nakh‑al‑aw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κατά-σχεσις, εως, ἡ,

I holding back, restraining, retention, πνεύματος Hp. Vict. 2.64.

II possession, LXX Leviticus 25:25, Zechariah 11:14, al., Acts 7:5.

III relation, attitude, κ. φιλικὴ πρὸς τῶν πέλας Stoic. 3.24.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κατάσχεσις, κατασχέσεως, (κατέχω), the Sept. often for אֲחֻזָּה, possession;

1. a holding back, hindering: anonymous in Walz, Rhetor. i., p. 616, 20.

2. a holding fast, possession: γῆν δοῦναι εἰς κατάσχεσιν, to give in possession the land, Acts 7:5, as in Genesis 17:8; Deuteronomy 32:49 Alex.; Ezekiel 33:24; Ezekiel 36:2f, 5; Josephus, Antiquities 9, 1, 2; (Test xii. Patr., test. Benj. § 10); with the genitive of the subjunctive τῶν ἐθνῶν, of the territory possessed by (the possession of) the nations, Acts 7:45; (a portion given to keep, Philo, rer. div. haer. § 40 (cf. Psalm 2:8)).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κατά -σχεσις , -εως ,

(< κατέχω ),

[in LXX nearly always for H272]

1. a holding back.

2. LXX and NT, a holding fast, possession: Acts 7:5; Acts 7:45.†

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

On the translation of this word in Acts 7:5; Acts 7:45 see Field Notes, pp. 114, 116.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
κατασχεσει κατασχέσει κατασχέσεσιν κατασχέσεως κατασχεσιν κατάσχεσιν κατάσχεσίν κατάσχεσις κατατάσσων κατατεμούσιν κατατενεί κατατενείς κατατέρπου κατατέτακται κατατετμημένοι κατατήξεις κατέταξας κατετέμνοντο kataschesei kataschései kataschesin katáschesin
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