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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2817 - κληρονομία
- an inheritance, property received (or to be received) by inheritance
- what is given to one as a possession
- the eternal blessedness of the consummated kingdom of God which is to be expected after the visible return of Christ
- the share which an individual will have in that eternal blessedness
1. inheritance, Isoc. 19.43, etc.; ἡ κ. κατὰ τὴν ἀγχιστείαν inheritance as heir-at-law, D. 43.3; κ. μὴκατὰδόσιν, ἀλλὰκατὰ γένος Arist. Pol. 1309a23: metaph., εἰλήφασι τὴν τοῦ ὀνόματος κ. αἱ σωματικαὶ ἡδοναί have taken possession of.., Id. EN 1153b33.
2. property, possession, ἀνέζευξεν ἕκαστος εἰς τὴν κ. αὐτοῦ LXX Ju. 16.21(25), cf. 1 Maccabees 2:56; 1 Maccabees 6:24.
κληρονομία , -ας , ἡ (< κληρονόμος ),
an inherited property, an inheritance: Matthew 21:38, Mark 12:7, Luke 12:13; Luke 20:14; in general, a possession, inheritance: Acts 7:5, Hebrews 11:8; of the Messianic Kingdom and its blessings, Acts 20:32, Galatians 3:18, Colossians 3:24, Ephesians 1:14; Ephesians 1:18; Ephesians 5:5, Hebrews 9:15, 1 Peter 1:4.†
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A registration of property of the year A.D. 110–111, P Ryl II. 108.9, runs—ἀπογραφόμεθα ἐπὶ τοῦ παρόντος εἰς τὸ ἐνεστὸς ι ̄δ ̄ (ἔτος) Τραιανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου ἀπὸ κληρον [ο ]μίας τῆς μετηλλαχυίης ἡμῶν μη (τρὸς) Εὐδαιμονίδ (ος) . . . κατοικικὰς ἀρούρας δύο, ";we register now for the current 14th year of Trajanus Caesar the lord two arurae of catoecic land forming part of the inheritance of our deceased mother Eudaemonis"; (Edd.) : cf. P Oxy I. 76 (A.D. 179), where a certain Apia writes to the strategus with reference to property that would come to her from her father who was dangerously ill—.21 ff. οὐκ οὖσα ́ δὲ προαιρέσεως προσέρχεσθαι τῃ τούτου κληρονομίᾳ ἀναγκαίως ἐντεῦθεν δηλῶ σοι ὅπως κελεύσῃ τὸ ἀκόλουθον γενέσθαι, πρὸς τὸ μετὰ τελευτὴν αὐτοῦ ἀνεύθυνόν με εἶναι, ";as I have no intention of entering on his inheritance, I am obliged to send you notice, that you may give instructions about the next step to be taken, in order to free me from responsibility after his death"; (Edd.), and P Tebt II. 319 (A.D. 248) which, after describing how the property jointly held by two men is to be divided, proceeds—.28 ff. μένοντος δὲ αὐτοῖς λόγου περὶ ὧν ἂν ἑτέρων εὑρίσκωσιν τῆς κλ [η ]ρονομίας ὑπαρχόντων, ";and further settlement shall be made by them about whatever other property they find to appertain to the estate"; (Edd,). See also from the inscrr. Michel 546.19 (i/B.C.) περιεποίησεν τῶι δήμωι κατὰ ἀπόφασιν τὴν κληρονομίαν.
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