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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #37 - ἁγιάζω
- to render or acknowledge, or to be venerable or hallow
- to separate from profane things and dedicate to God
- consecrate things to God
- dedicate people to God
- to purify
- to cleanse externally
- to purify by expiation: free from the guilt of sin
- to purify internally by renewing of the soul
cross ἁγίζω, LXX Genesis 2:3,al., Ph. 2.238: — Pass., ἁγιασθήτω τὸ ὄνομά σου Matthew 6:9.
Hellenistic form of ἁγίζω
(< ἅγίος ), to make holy, consecrate, sanctify;
[in LXX chiefly for קדשׁ pi., hi.;]
1. to dedicate, separate, set apart for God; of things: Matthew 23:17; Matthew 23:19, 2 Timothy 2:21; of persons: Christ, John 10:36 John 17:19.
2. to purify, make conformable in character to such dedication: forensically, to free from guilt, 1 Corinthians 6:11, Ephesians 5:26, Hebrews 2:11 Hebrews 10:10; Hebrews 10:14; Hebrews 10:29 Hebrews 13:12; internally, by actual sanctification of life, John 17:17; John 17:19 Acts 20:32 Acts 26:18 Acts 26:18. Romans 15:16, 1 Corinthians 1:2, 1 Corinthians 7:14, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Revelation 22:11; of a non-believer influenced by marriage with a Christian, 1 Corinthians 7:14
3. In the intermediate sense of ceremonial or levitical purification:
(a) of things, 2 Timothy 2:21;
(b) of persons, Hebrews 9:13.
4. to treat as holy: Matthew 6:9, Luke 11:2, 1 Peter 3:15 (Cremer, 53, 602; MM, VGT, s.v.).†
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Clear evidence for the verb and noun outside bibl. and eccl. writings appears to be wanting : cf. Anz Subsidia, p. 374 f. The suffix -άζειν was as active as our -fy in producing new words, and the abstract -ασμός accompanied it, as -fication accompanies our verb. When therefore ἅγιος was appropriated in Jewish circles to represent their special idea of ";holiness,"; it was natural that the factitive derivative should be coined from it, as a technical term which would be immediately understood by any Greek, even if he had never met with the actual form. The series was the more needed, as Greek religion had already the forms ἁγίζω, ἁγισμός, ἁγιστεύω, ἁγιστήριον, etc., with their technical meanings : the variant words with the added -α - answered to them in function, but were free from pagan association.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
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