Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3706 - ὅρασις
- the act of seeing
- the sense of sight, the eyes
- appearance, visible form
- a vision
- an appearance divinely granted in an ecstasy or dream
ὅρ-ᾱσις, εως, ἡ,
1. seeing, the act of sight, Demad. 3, Arist. EN 1174a14, Men. 123, etc.; distd. as the ἐνέργεια or act from ὄψις (the sense or faculty), Arist. de An. 426a13, cf. 428a7; but, power of sight, SIG 1141 (Thrace).
2. pl., eyes, τὰς ὁ. ἐκκόπτειν D.S. 2.6, cf. D.H. 8.45, Plu. 2.88d: metaph., as title of the daughter-goddess of the Sun, ὅρασιν αὑτοῦ (sc. τοῦ Ἡλίου) OGI 56.56 (Canopus, iii B. C.).
II a vision, LXX Joel 2:28, Acts 2:17 (pl.).
III appearance, ὅμοιος ὁράσει λίθῳ ἰάσπιδι Revelation 4:3; ὁ μεταμορφούμενος ἐν ταῖς ὁράσεσιν PLeid.W. 13.36.
ὅρασις , -εως , ἡ
1. in Arist. and later writers, the act of seeing, the sense of sight, and by meton., pl., the eyes.
2. appearance (Numbers 24:4, Ezekiel 1:5, Sirach 41:20, al.): Revelation 4:3.
3. = ὅραμα , a vision: Acts 2:17 (LXX), Revelation 9:17.†
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πάθος, which in the NT has always a bad connotation ";passion,"; ";lust"; (see Trench, Syn. § lxxxvii), may be illustrated from Preisigke 3451.3 (i/B.C.) ἀπὸ πάθους ἰδίου, Syll 373 (=.3 810).20 (A.D. 55) σπουδαίῳ πάθει τοὺς ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν ἐπ᾽ ἐμοῦ ποιησαμένων λόγους, and ib. 890 (= .3 1239).20 (ii/A.D.), where ὅσα κακὰ κ [αὶ πά ]θη ἀνθρώποι [ς ] γ (ί)νεται are invoked as a curse on the man who disturbs a tomb. BGU II. 588.4 (i/A.D.) shows the noun, unfortunately in a broken context : in ib. I. 316.28 (A.D. 359) κρυπτὸν πάθος, the reference is to bodily sickness. See also Epict. iii. 2. 3. MGr πάθος, ";suffering,"; ";passion";; pl. πάθη, πάθια.
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