Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5486 - χάρισμα
- a favour with which one receives without any merit of his own
- the gift of divine grace
- the gift of faith, knowledge, holiness, virtue
- the economy of divine grace, by which the pardon of sin and eternal salvation is appointed to sinners in consideration of the merits of Christ laid hold of by faith
- grace or gifts denoting extraordinary powers, distinguishing certain Christians and enabling them to serve the church of Christ, the reception of which is due to the power of divine grace operating on their souls by the Holy Spirit
χᾰρ-ισμα, ατος, τό,
grace, favour, θεοῦ Ph. 1.102, cf. Fr. 84 H.; esp. in NT, gift of God's grace, 1 Corinthians 12:4, al.; opp. ὀψώνια, Romans 6:23; later, generally, favour bestowed, BGU 1044.4 (pl., iv A. D.).
† χάρισμα , -τος , τό (< χαρίζομαι ),
[in LXX: Sirach 7:33 א (AB, χάρις ) Sirach 38:30 Bl (א AB2R, χρῖσμα ) *;]
a gift of grace, a free gift, esp. of extraordinary operations of the Spirit in the Apostolic Church, but including all spiritual graces and endowments (Lft., Notes, 148 f.): Romans 1:11; Romans 5:15-16; Romans 6:23; Romans 11:29; Romans 12:6, 1 Corinthians 1:7; 1 Corinthians 7:7; 1 Corinthians 12:4; 1 Corinthians 12:9; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 1 Corinthians 12:30-31, 2 Corinthians 1:11, 1 Timothy 4:14, 2 Timothy 1:6, 1 Peter 4:10.†
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For ψῆφος, ";a pebble,"; as in Rev. 2:17, cf. P Petr II. 13 (6).15 (B.C. 258–253) where, with reference to a stone contract, mention is made of removing τὰς ψήφους, by which the editor understands ";the pebbles lying over the rock to be quarried.";
From the use of pebbles in voting, the word comes readily to mean ";vote,"; ";number"; : cf. P Lips I. 105.19 (i/ii A.D.) ( = Chrest. I. p. 276) μὴ καταγειοχέναι (l. καταγηοχέναι) ἑκάσ ̣τ ̣[ου ] εἴδους τὴν ψῆφον, and ib. 64.38 (c. A.D. 368) ( = Chrest. I. p. 333) ὡς λίτραν χρυσίου ταῖς ταμιακαῖς ψήφοις δοῦναι προσταχθήσει.
For Rev. 13:18 cf. an inscr. edited by Cumont in REGr xv. (1902), p. 5, which concludes—(ἐν) ὀνόματι οὗ ἐστιν ψῆφος τξ ̄ε ̄ : see Wünsch AF, p. 23. Note also P Par 63viii. 25 (B.C. 164) τὴν ἐν χρόνῳ [βο ]υλευομ [ένη ]ν ψῆφον ἐ [ξε ]τάσοντα.
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