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Strong's #276 - ἀμετάθετος

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G1) (as a negative particle) and a derivative of (G3346)
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  1. not transposed, not to be transferred, fixed, unalterable
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀμετά-θετος, ον,

1. unalterable, immutable, κατάληψις, of knowledge, Zeno Stoic. 1.20; of fate, Chrysipp.ib.2.264, cf. Plb. 30.17.2; ἀκίνητα καὶ ἀ. OGI 331 (Pergam.), etc. Adv. -τως, διακεῖσθαι D.S. 1.83, cf. Ascl. in Metaph. 22.6.

2. Gramm., not inflected, A.D. Synt. 322.1.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀμετάθετος, (μετατίθημι), not transposed, not to be transferred; fixed, unalterable: Hebrews 6:18; τό ἀμετάθετον as a substantive, immutability, Hebrews 6:17. (3Macc. 5:1; Polybius, Diodorus, Plutarch.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† -μετάθετος , -ον

(<μετατίθημι ),

[in LXX: 3 Maccabees 5:1; 3 Maccabees 5:12 *;]

immutable: Hebrews 6:18; as subat., τὸ ἀ ., immutability, Hebrews 6:17 (v. MM, VGT, s.v.).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

In OGIS 331.58 (ii/B.C.) King Attalus II of Pergamon, writing to the Pergamenes, orders his rescript to be placed in the temples, ὅπως ἂν εἰς τὸν ἅπαντα χρόνον ἀκίνητα καὶ ἀμετάθετα μένηι : cf. ib. 335.73 (an Aeolic inscription, ii/i B.C.) [τὰ δὲ κρίθεντα ὐ ]π [ ]ρξοισι κύρια καὶ ἀμετάθετα . A letter from Sufenas Verus in Lafoscade, no. 105.11 (A.D. 131) has βεβαιῶ ἐπί τε τῷ ἀσάλευτον [sc. τὴν δωρεὰν ] καὶ ἀμετάθετον εἰς τὸν ἀεὶ χρόνον εἶναι καὶ κτλ . P Oxy I. 75.15 (A.D. 129) ἐφ᾽ ᾗ [sc. διαθήκῃ ] ἀμεταθέτῳ ἀμφότεροι ἐτελεύτησαν , and ib. III. 482.35 (A.D. 109) διαθήκῃ , ἐφ᾽ ᾗ καὶ ἀμεταθέτῳ ἐτελεύτα (";which will was unchanged at his death";), show that the word was used as a technical term in connexion with wills. The connotation adds considerably to the force of Hebrews 6:17 f..




The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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List of Word Forms
αμεταθετον αμετάθετον ἀμετάθετον αμεταθετων αμεταθέτων ἀμεταθέτων ametatheton ametathetōn ametathéton ametathétōn ametátheton
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