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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4549 - Σαούλ
Saul = "desired"
- the Jewish name of the apostle Paul
- the son of Kish and the first king of Israel
Σαούλ , ὁ ,
(in FlJ, Σάουλος ; Heb. H7586),
(a) the King of Israel: Acts 13:21;
(b) the Jewish name of the Apostle Paul, used in the indecl. form only in address (cf. Σαῦλος ): Acts 9:4; Acts 9:17; Acts 22:7; Acts 22:13; Acts 26:14.†
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For the metaph meaning ";aim,"; ";object,"; as in Philippians 3:14, we may cite the last Will and Testament of Bishop Abraham, P Lond 77.8 (end of vi/A.D.) (= I. p. 232, Chrest. II. p. 370), where the Bishop declares that he acts ἐξ οἰκεία [ς ] προθέσεως καὶ σκοπῷ αὐθαιρέτῳ, and adds .48 συνήρηκεν τῷ ἐμῷ ἀγαθῷ σκοπῷ : cf. P Lips I. 38i. 17 (A.D. 390) σκοπὸν ἔχ ̣ων, τὸν ἔνδικον. . . συντρῖψαι, and Aristeas 251 κατορθοῦται γὰρ βίος, ὅταν ὁ κυβερνῶν εἰδῇ, πρὸς τίνα σκοπὸν δεῖ τὴν διέξοδον ποιεῖσθαι, ";for life is then guided aright, when the steersman knows the port to which he must direct his course"; (Thackeray).
For the lit. sense a ";mark"; to be aimed at, cf. Syll 670 (= .3 1059 I.).16 (i/A.D.) σκοπῷ ἱππέων, 671 (= .3 1059 II.).41 (c. A.D. 1) σκοπῷ πεζῶν.
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