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Strong's #4339 - προσήλυτος

Root Word (Etymology)
from the alternate of (G4334)
Parts of Speech
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  1. a newcomer
    1. a stranger, alien
  2. a proselyte
    1. one who has come over from a Gentile religion to Judaism
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1616 ‑ גֵּיר (gare, gare);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (4)
Matthew 1
Acts 3
NAS (4)
Matthew 1
Acts 3
CSB (4)
Matthew 1
Acts 3
BSB (4)
Matthew 1
Acts 3
ESV (4)
Matthew 1
Acts 3
WEB (4)
Matthew 1
Acts 3
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

προσήλυτ-ος, ον,

one that has arrived at a place, stranger, sojourner, τῷ προσελθόντι προσηλύτῳ ib. Exodus 12:49, al.

II one who has come over to Judaism, convert, proselyte, Ph. 2.219, Ev.Matthew 23:15, Acts 2:10 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

προσήλυτος, προσηλύτου, (from προσέρχομαι, perfect προσελήλυθα, cf. Buttmann, 74 (64); (Winer's Grammar, 24, 26, 97 (92)));

1. a newcomer (Latinadvena; cf. πρός, IV. 1); a stranger, alien (Schol. ad Apoll. Rhod. 1, 834; the Sept. often for גֵּר (cf. Philo de monarch. 1, 7 at the beginning)).

2. a proselyte, i. e. one who has come over from a Gentile religion to Judaism (Luther, Judengenosse): Matthew 23:15; Acts 2:11 (); . The rabbis distinguish two classes of proselytes, viz. הַצֶּדֶק גֵּרֵי proselytes of righteousness, who received circumcision and bound themselves to keep the whole Mosaic law and to comply with all the requirements of Judaism, and הַשַּׁעַר גֵּרֵי, proselytes of the gate (a name derived apparently from Exodus 20:10; Deuteronomy 5:14; (); (), ()), who dwelt among the Jews, and although uncircumcised observed certain specified laws, especially the seven precepts of Noah (as the rabbis called them), i. e. against the seven chief sins, idolatry, blasphemy against God, homicide, unchastity, theft or plundering, rebellion against rulers, and the use of flesh with the blood thereof. (Many hold that this distinction of proselytes into classes is purely theoretical, and was of no practical moment in Christ's day; cf. Lardner, Works, 11:306-324; cf. vi. 522-533; Schürer in Riehm as below.) Cf. Leyrer in Herzog xii., p. 237ff (rewritten in edition 2 by Delitzsch (xii. 293ff)); Steiner in Schenkel iv., 629f; (BB. DD.); Schürer, Neutest. Zeitgesch., p. 644 ((whose views are somewhat modified, especially as respects classes of proselytes, in his 2te Aufl. § 31 V., p. 567, and his article 'Proselyten' in Riehm, p. 1240f)) and the books he refers to.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

προσήλυτος , -ον

(< προοελαύνω ),

[in LXX for H1616;]

1. one who has arrived, a stranger.

2. Of converts to Judaism, a proselyte (v. DB, s.v.): Matthew 23:15, Acts 2:10; Acts 6:5; Acts 13:43.†

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 VI. 892.9 (A.D. 338) βορρινήν πύλην τῆς πόλεως, ";north gate of the city."; For πύλη followed by the name of a village in custom-house receipts cf. P Fay 68.1 (A.D. 158) τετέλ (εσται) δι () πύλ (ης) Διονυ (σιάδος) ἐρη (μοφυλακίας), and see GH p. 195 ff. For the irregular dat. plur. in 3 Kingd 22.10 A, see Psaltes Gr. p. 174.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
προσέθλιψεν προσηλυτοι προσήλυτοι προσηλύτοις προσηλυτον προσήλυτον προσήλυτος προσηλύτου προσηλύτους προσηλύτω προσηλυτων προσηλύτων προσηνές πρόσθεμα πρόσθεσις προσκατέστησαν proselutoi prosēlutoi proseluton prosēluton prosēlutōn proselytoi prosēlytoi prosḗlytoi proselyton proselýton prosēlyton prosēlytōn prosēlýtōn prosḗlyton
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