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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5361 - φιλάδελφος
- loving brother or sister
- in a broader sense, loving one like a brother, loving one's fellow countrymen
- of an Israelite
- of a Christian loving Christians
φῐλᾰδελφ-ος, ον, loving one's brother or sister, brotherly, sisterly, φ. δάκρυα S. Ant. 527 (anap.); of persons, X. Mem. 2.3.17, Plu. Sol. 27: Sup., Id. Luc. 43; freq. as a title of kings, as of Ptolemy Il and Arsinoe, Wilcken Chr. 106, etc.; of Ptolemy XIII, OGI 185, etc., and of Attalus Il; ib.329.38 (Aegina, ii B. C.), etc.; τῆς Φ. Κύπριδος, of Arsinoe, Posidipp. ap. Ath. 7.318d; of Antoninus and Verus, IG 22.3405, al.; τὸ φ. τῆς ψυχῆς D.S. 17.34. Adv. -φως Sch.S.l.c.
2. in NT, loving the brethren, 1 Peter 3:8.
II φιλάδελφον, τό, mock orange, Philadelphus coronarius, Apollod. ap. Ath. 15.682c.
III φιλάδελφοι, οἱ, name of fabulous stones, Ps.- Plu. Fluv. 11.4.
*φιλ -άδελφος , -ον ,
[in LXX: 2 Maccabees 15:14, 4 Maccabees 13:21; 4 Maccabees 15:10*;]
loving one's brother, loving like a brother (Soph., Xen., al.): of Christians' love for one another (EV, loving as brethren), 1 Peter 3:8.†
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For the literal sense ";enlighten,"; ";illumine,"; as in Luk. 11:36, cf. Wünsch AF p. 16.13 (iii/A.D.) ὁρκίζω σε τὸν θεὸν τὸν φωτίζοντα καὶ σκοτίζοντα τὸν κόσμον. The metaph. usage ";bring to light,"; ";make known,"; as in 2Ti. 1:10 (cf. LXX 4 Kingd 17.27 f.), may be illustrated by Polyb. xxx. 8. 1, Epict. i. 4. 31.For the mystical sense of spiritual illumination, as in Eph. 1:18, see s.v. φωτισμός.
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the Week of Proper 11 / Ordinary 16