Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5206 - υἱοθεσία
- adoption, adoption as sons
- that relationship which God was pleased to establish between himself and the Israelites in preference to all other nations
- the nature and condition of the true disciples in Christ, who by receiving the Spirit of God into their souls become sons of God
- the blessed state looked for in the future life after the visible return of Christ from heaven
adoption as a son, Nic. Dam. 130.18 J.; in a religious sense, πνεῦμα υἱοθεσίας Rom. 8.15, cf. 23, Galatians 4:5; freq. in Inscrr., in the phrase καθ' υἱοθεσίαν, GDI 2581.218 (Delph., ii B. C.), SIG 581.102 (Crete, ii B. C., ὑο-): pl., νεανίσκων υἱοθεσίας ποιεῖσθαι D.L. 4.53.
*'† υἱοθεσία , -ας , ἡ
(cf. the cl. phrases, υἱὸν τίθεσθαι , θετὸς υἱός ), freq. in Inscr. (v. Deiss., BS, 239), adoption of a son (or daughter); metaph., of God's relation established
(a) with Israel: Romans 9:4;
(b) with Christians: Romans 8:15, Galatians 4:5, Ephesians 1:5; of its consummation, Romans 8:23.†
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For the prepositional phrase εἰς ὕστερον cf. P Lond 908.32 (A.D. 139) (= III. p. 133) ὅσα ἐὰν εἰς ὕστερον μεταδῶ, P Oxy II. 237viii. 40 (A.D. 186) εἴ τις γένοιτο ζήτησις εἰς ὕστερον, ";if any inquiry be made hereafter,"; and for ἐξ ὑστέρου cf. P Hib I. 52.10 (c. B.C. 245) ὅπως μηθὲν δι [ά ]πτωμα ἐξ ὑστέρου γίνη [ται, ";in order that there may be no subsequent loss"; (Edd.), P Oxy VIII. 1118.12 (i/ii A.D.) ἐξ ὑστέρου, ";for the future.";
For a form ὑστέρω for ὑστέρως see Radermacher Gr..2, p. 64. The superl. ὕστατον (cf. 3 Maccabees 5:49) occurs in P Iand 27.8 (A.D. 100–101).
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