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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #336 - ἀναίρεσις
ἀναίρ-εσις, εως, ἡ,
1. taking up or away, esp. of dead bodies for burial, ὀστέων E. Or. 404; νεκρῶν Th. 3.109, 113; οἳ ἂν μὴ εὑρεθῶσιν ἐς ἀναίρ??Ezra 2:34, cf. Antipho 5.68, Lys. 2.7; ἀναίρεσιν δοῦναι E. Supp. 18; in a sea-fight, νεκρῶν ἢ ναυαγίων ἀ. Th. 7.72; τῶν ναυαγῶν X. HG 1.7.5.
2. taking up, ἀ. καὶ θέσις ὅπλων Pl. Lg. 814a, cf. Antipho 3.3.6.
3. undertaking, ἔργων Pl. Lg. 847b.
1. destruction, X. HG 6.3.5; τειχῶν καὶ πόλεων D. 19.141; φθορὰ ἡ κατ' ἀναίρεσιν Stoic. 3.266.
2. slaying, putting to death, LXX Numbers 11:15, J. AJ 5.2.11, Plu. 2.1051d; banishment, Hp. Decent. 2.
3. repeal, δογμάτων Plu. Cic. 34; quashing of indictment, Hermog. Stat. 3.
4. direct confutation of arguments, opp. διαίρεσις (confutation by drawing a distinction), Arist. SE 183a10; destruction (by argument), τινός Phld. Sign. 12.
5. Astrol., = ἀκτινοβολία, Thrasyll. ap. Porph. in Ptol. 189.
ἀν -αίρεσις , -εως , ἡ
(< ἀναιρέω ),
1. a taking up or away (Thuc.).
2. a destroying, slaying, murder (Field, Notes, 116; MM, VGT, s.v.): Acts 8:1.†
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Field (Notes, p. 116) remarks that ";killing"; or ";slaying"; would be more adequate than ";death"; (AV, RV) as a rendering. Since even the AV of 2 Maccabees 5:13, which he notes, does not make ";unto the killing of him"; English, we must either keep ";death"; or substitute ";murder,"; which the tone of ἀναιρῶ would fairly justify : see sub voce.
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