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Strong's #384 - ἀνασκευάζω

from (G303) (in the sense of reversal) and a derivative of (G4632)
Parts of Speech
  1. to pack up baggage in order to carry it away to another place
    1. to move one's furniture (when setting out for some other place)
  2. of an enemy
    1. dismantling, plundering
  3. of a place
    1. to overthrow, ravage destroy towns lands etc.
  4. to turn away violently from a right state, to unsettle, subvert
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Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


I pack up the baggage (τὰ σκεύη),

1. and so, carry away, remove, τὴν ἀγορὰν εἴσω X. An. 6.2.8, etc.; ἀ. τοὺς Ἀθηναίους ἐκ θαλάττης divert them from naval enterprise, Philostr. VS 1.17.3, cf. 1.25.7: in Med., break up camp, march away, Th. 1.18; κατεσκευάζετο καὶ πάλιν ἀ. X. Cyr. 8.5.2, etc.

2. dismantle a place, Th. 4.116: in Med., dismantle one's house or city, Id. 1.18.

3. waste, ravage, X. Cyr. 6.2.25 (Pass.); ἀ. τὰς συνθήκας break them, Plb. 9.31.6: in Med., τάφον Plu. 2.578f.

4. Pass., to be bankrupt, τῆς τραπέζης ἀνασκευασθείσης D. 33.9, cf. 49.68; οἱ ἀνεσκευασμένοι τῶν τραπεζιτῶν broken bankers, ibid.: metaph., ἀνεσκευάσμεθα E. El. 602.

5. of logicians, demolish opponent's arguments, definitions, etc., opp. κατασκευάζειν, Arist. APr. 43a2, cf. Rh. 1401b4, Str. 1.2.18, Polystr. p.24 W.

6. reverse a decision or judgement, Vett. Val. 283.23 (Pass.): metaph., ἀ. ψυχάς disturb, opp. οἰκοδομέω, Acts 15:24; cf. Acts 9:31.

7. Medic., remove, νόσον Sor. 2.8.

II build again, remodel, Str. 16.1.5: also in Med., build, οἴκους J. BJ 6.5.2.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* ἀνα -σκευάζω

(< σκεῦος , a vessel),

prop, to pack up baggage, hence, to dismantle, ravage, destroy; metaph., to unsettle, subvert (MM, VGT, s.v.): ψυχάς , Acts 15:24.†

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

P Oxy IV. 745.5 (c. A.D. 1) μ [ ] . . . πάλιν ἑατοὺς ἀνασκευάξωμε [ν ] μὴ οὔσης χρήας, ";and we go bankrupt again without any necessity"; (Edd.). This really involves the meaning ";subvert"; found in Acts 15:24, drawn from the military sense, ";to plunder,"; ";dismantle"; a town. Vettius Valens has the word twice : p. 212.20, ἐὰν δόξῃ τις ἐν αὐταῖς ταῖς ἡμέραις ἐκπλοκήν τινα πεποιηκέναι πράγματός τινος, ἀνασκευασθήσεται καὶ ἐπιτάραχον γενήσεται καὶ ἐπιζήμιον ἢ εὐκαθαίρετον καὶ προσκοπτικόν, and 283.23 τῷ δὲ λ ̄θ ̄ ἔτει τοῦ πράγματος ἀνασκευασθέντος διὰ τὴν προϋπάρχουσαν ἔχθραν εἰς νῆσον κατεδικάσθη. Kroll (Index s.v.) makes it here ";t. t. iudiciorum,"; the ";reversal"; of a judgement presumably. The noun (p. 228.27) ἀνασκευασμοὺς τηκτῶν πραγμάτων does not look technical—";upset"; would seem to represent it, as in the phrase ἀνασκευαὶ πραγμάτων (four times).


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Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
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ανασκευαζοντες ανασκευάζοντες ἀνασκευάζοντες anaskeuazontes anaskeuázontes
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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