Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2850 - κολακεία
- flattery, flattering discourse
flattery, fawning, Democr. 268, Pl. R. 590b, Grg. 463c, 465b, Thphr. Char. 2, etc.; πολλὴν κολακείαν πεποίηται Aeschin. 3.162, cf. Cic. Att. 13.27.1; περὶ κολακείας, title of treatise by Phld.
(Rec. -εία ), -ας , ἡ
(< κολακεύω , to flatter),
flattery: 1 Thessalonians 2:5 (v. Lft., Notes, 23).†
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For the form of this NT ἅπ.εἰρ. (1 Thessalonians 2:5), see WH Notes.2, p. 160. The word carries with it the idea of the tortuous methods by which one man seeks to gain influence over another, generally for his own ends, and when we keep in view the selfish conduct of too many of the heathen rhetoricians of the day (see e.g. Dion Cass. Hist. Rom. lxxi. 35, Dion Chrys. Orat, xxxii. p. 403) we can easily understand how such a charge might come to be laid against the Apostles. For a new work περὶ κολακείας by Philo-demus the Epicurean (B.C. 50) see Rhein. Mus. NF Ivi. p. 623.
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