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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #3180 - μεθοδεία

from a compound of (G3326) and (G3593) [cf "method"]
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
  1. cunning arts, deceit, craft, trickery
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KJV (2)
NAS (2)
HCS (2)
BSB (2)
ESV (2)
WEB (2)
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

μεθοδ-εία or μεθοδ-ία, ἡ,

I craft, wiliness, Ephesians 4:14 : pl., μ. τοῦ διαβόλου ib.6.11.

II method of collecting taxes or debts (in form μεθοδία), POxy. 1134.9 (v A. D.), 136.18 (vi A. D.).

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† μεθ -οδία

(Rec. -εία ; cf. 131., § 3, 5), -ας ,

(< † μεθοδεύω , 1. to treat by rule. 2. to employ craft: 2 Kings 19:27 *),

craft, deceit: Ephesians 4:14; Ephesians 6:11 (not found elsewhere; v. AR, in l).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

This noun, which in the NT occurs only in Ephesians 4:14; Ephesians 6:11, in the sense of ";scheming,"; ";craftiness,"; is said by Grimm-Thayer to occur ";neither in the O.T. nor in prof, auth."; It is found, however, in late papyri in the more primary sense of ";method,"; e.g. P Oxy VIII. 1134.9 (A.D. 421) where certain rents are said to have been collected πρὸς τὴν μεθοδίαν ἀκολούθως τῷ δοθέντι ὑπὸ σοῦ λόγῳ τοῦ τε λήμματος καὶ τοῦ ἐξωδιασμοῦ, ";in method corresponding to the account given by you of receipt and expenditure"; (Ed.), ib. I. 136.18 (A.D. 583) τὴν μεθοδίαν τρέψαι, ";to conduct my dealings,"; ib..24 ἣν ἐ [ν ]δείκνυμι μεθοδίαν περὶ τὴν εἴσπραξιν, ";the method of collection adopted by me"; (Edd.), and P Amh II. 149.15 (vi/A.D.) τῷ κυρίως ὑπὲρ αὐτῆς τὴν μεθοδίαν κατ᾽ ἐμοῦ ποιουμένῳ, with reference to a loan to be repaid to the person lawfully demanding it. For the verb see P Leid Wxvi. 17 (ii/iii A.D.) (= II. p. 137) ἐρώτα, ἵνα αὐτὸς ἀπολί (= εί)ψῃ ἢ μεθοδεύσῃ (altera ratione iterum tractet) : δύναται γὰρ πάντα ὁ θεὸς οὖτος. Cf. MGr ἡ μέθοδο, ";method."; According to Thumb (Handbook, p. 58) ";the pl. is rarely used, yet a pl. οἱ μέθοδες may be formed for the word ἡ μέθοδο taken from the literary language.";


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
μεθοδείαν μεθοδείας μεθοδιαν μεθοδίαν μεθοδιας μεθοδίας μεθώδευσεν methodeian methodeían methodeias methodeías
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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