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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2727 - κατηχέω
- to sound towards, sound down upon, resound
- to charm with resounding sound, to fascinate
- to teach orally, to instruct
- to inform by word of mouth
- to be orally informed
1. sound over or through, ἁρμονία κ. τῆς θαλάττης Philostr. Im. 1.19, cf. 2.12.
2. sound amiss, opp. συνηχέω, Vitr. 5.8.1.
1. teach by word of mouth: hence generally, instruct, κ. τινὰ πολλὰ τῶν ἀγνοουμένων Agrippa 11 ap. J. Vit. 65, cf. Luc. Asin. 48, PStrassb. 41.37 (iii A.D.): — Pass., to be informed or instructed, περί τινος Acts 21:21; κ. ὅτι.. Ph. 2.575; ὥσπερ κατηχήμεθα S.E. M. 5.5.
2. in NT, instruct in the elements of religion, 1 Corinthians 14:19 : — Pass., περὶ ὧν κατηχήθης λόγων Luke 1:4; ὁ κατηχούμενος τὸν λόγον Galatians 6:6; κατηχημένος τὴν ὁδὸν τοῦ Κυρίου Acts 18:25, cf. Porph. Chr. 26.
*† κατ -ηχέω , -ῶ ,
1. to resound.
2. to teach by word of mouth, instruct, inform (v. 131., Phil. Gosp., 20, 31): Galatians 6:6; c. acc pers., 1 Corinthians 14:19; pass. c. acc rei, Luke 1:4 (ICC, in l), Acts 18:25; Acts 21:24 (cf. Lk, l.c.), Galatians 6:6; seq. κ , c. gen. rei, Romans 2:18; περί , c. gen. pers., Acts 21:21.†
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κατηχέω is used of legal ";instruction"; in P Strass I. 41.37 (A.D. 250) ἐμὲ οὐδέποτε κατήχησεν (";mich hat sie in keiner Weise überzeugt"; Ed.)—an advocate speaks. Cf. the use of περιηχέω in P Oxy VIII. 1119.7 (A.D. 254) αὐτοί τε εὐθέως περιηχηθέντες, ";and we immediately on receiving information of it"; (Ed.). With reference to the application of κατηχημένος to Apollos in Acts 18:25, Blass (Philology of the Gospels, p. 31) argues that this does not necessarily imply that Apollos was wholly dependent upon oral instruction. Even as early as A.D. 50 he may have been in possession in Egypt of a written Gospel, not improbably that of Mark—";let κατηχεῖσθαι be employed of hearing even in the passage of the Acts : the book will still be there.";
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