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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4394 - προφητεία
- a discourse emanating from divine inspiration and declaring the purposes of God, whether by reproving and admonishing the wicked, or comforting the afflicted, or revealing things hidden; esp. by foretelling future events
- Used in the NT of the utterance of OT prophets
- of the prediction of events relating to Christ's kingdom and its speedy triumph, together with the consolations and admonitions pertaining to it, the spirit of prophecy, the divine mind, to which the prophetic faculty is due
- of the endowment and speech of the Christian teachers called prophets
- the gifts and utterances of these prophets, esp. of the predictions of the works of which, set apart to teach the gospel, will accomplish for the kingdom of Christ
προφητ-εία, ἡ, gift of interpreting the will of the gods, gift of prophecy, διδασκαλίαν ὡς π. ἐκχεῶ LXX Si. 24.33; ἡ δὲ προφητείη δίης φρενός ἐστιν ἀπορρώξ Orac. ap. Luc. Alex. 40 .
2. concrete, prophecy or oracular response, LXX 2 Chronicles 15:8, Hld. 2.27 .
II office of προφήτης 2, εἴ τοι μέμηλεν ἔμπεδος π . BMus.Inscr. 921b7 ( Branchidae ), cf. CIG 2869 ( Didyma ), 2880 ( Branchidae ), OGI 494.8 (Milet.); in Egypt, προφητειῶν καὶ γραμματειῶν καρπεῖαι PTeb. 6.34 (ii B.C.) .
III in NT, gift of expounding scripture, or of speaking and preaching, under the influence of the Holy Spirit (cf. προφήτης ), Ep.Romans 12:6; 1 Corinthians 12:10, 1 Timothy 1:18, 1 Timothy 4:14, al.
† προφητεία , -ας , ἡ (< προψητεύω ),
the gift (and its exercise) of interpreting the Divine will and purpose, prophecy, prophesying: of OT prophecy, Matthew 13:14, 2 Peter 1:20-21; of NT prophecy, Romans 12:6, 1 Corinthians 12:10; 1 Corinthians 13:2; 1 Corinthians 14:6; 1 Corinthians 14:22, 1 Timothy 4:14, Revelation 11:6; Revelation 22:19; pl., 1 Corinthians 13:8, 1 Thessalonians 5:20, 1 Timothy 1:18; οἱ λόγοι τῆς Papyri, Revelation 1:3; Revelation 22:7; Revelation 22:10; Revelation 22:18; τ . πνεῦμα τῆς Papyri, Revelation 19:10 (Luc., FlJ, LXX, Papyri; v. Deiss., BS, 235 f.; MM, xxii).†
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To Hort’s exx. ad James 1:6 of this word to denote the surface of the water blown upon by shifting breezes, rather than billows lashed by a storm, we may add Aristeas 70 where the workmanship bestowed on certain ornamental leaves is described as so life-like that if a breath of wind blew upon them—ῥιπίζοντος τοῦ κατὰ τὸν ἀέρα πνεύματος —the leaves stirred in their places. It should be noted that the verb is derived not from ῥιπή, ";a rushing motion"; (ῥίπτω), but from ῥιπίς, ";a fire-fan.";
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