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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4168 - ποίμνιον
- a flock (esp.) of sheep
- a group of Christ's disciples
- bodies of Christian (churches) presided over by elders
= cross ποίμνη, esp. of sheep, Hdt. 2.2, 3.65 (v.l.), S. OT 761, 1028, Pl. R. 416a, etc.; of goats, IG 12.45.3 (dub.): pl., head of cattle, π. τρισχίλια LXX 1 Samuel 25:2 .
II metaph. of disciples, Ev.Luke 12:32, al.; π. Θεοῦ 1 Peter 5:2 .
ποίμνιον , -ου , τό , = ποίμνη , q.v.,
a flock, prop., of sheep. Metaph., of Christians: Luke 12:32, Acts 20:23; Acts 20:28, 1 Peter 5:3; τ . θεοῦ , ib. 1 Peter 5:2.†
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For πρόγνωσις, ";foreknowledge,"; as in Acts 2:33, cf. the magical P Lond 121.294 (iii/A.D.) (= I. p. 94) εἰς πρόγνωσιν κρειώ (l. κριός), ";for foreknowledge Aries (the ram)."; In 1 Peter 1:2 Hort ad l. understands πρόγνωσις as ";fore-knowledge"; of a person not so much in himself, as in relation to a function : see also s.v. προγινώσκω. Προγνώστης occurs in P Lond 46.410 (iv/A.D.) (= I. p. 78) μοιρῶν προγνώστης.
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