Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #313 - ἀναγεννάω
- to produce again, be born again, born anew
- metaph. to have one's mind changed so that he lives a new life and one conformed to the will of God
1. beget anew, regenerate, 1 Peter 1:3; 1 Peter 1:23 : — Pass., prob. in Corp.Herm. 13.1.
2. metaph., arouse afresh, ἀ. πάλιν κακά Phld. Ir. p.18W.
**† ἀνα -γεννάω , -ῶ ,
[in LXX: Sir prol.17 א * (ΑΒ א c παρα -)*;]
to beget again: metaph., of spiritual birth, 1 Peter 1:3; 1 Peter 1:23 (cf. Cremer, 147; MM, VGT, s.v.).†
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The word, as well as the thought, is found in the Hermetic writings, e.g. Reitzenstein Poimandres p. 339.11 ἀγνοῶ, ὦ τρισμέγιστε, ἐξ οἵας μήτρας ἀνεγεννήθης, σπορᾶς δὲ ποίας : cf. Bauer on John 3:8 (in HZNT) and Reitzenstein Die hell. Mysterienreligionen pp. 26, 31.
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