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Strong's #585 - ἀπόδειξις

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  1. a making manifest, showing forth
  2. a demonstration, proof
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Ion. -δεξις, εως, ἡ, (ἀποδείκνυμι)

1. showing forth, making known, exhibiting, δι' ἀπειροσύνην.. κοὐκ ἀπόδειξιν τῶν ὑπὸ γαίας E. Hipp. 196.

2. setting forth, publication, Ἠροδότου.. ἱστορίης ἀπόδεξις Hdt. Prooem.; ἀρχῆς ἀ. an exposition, sketch of it, Th. 1.97; ἀ. περὶ τὸν πολιτικόν Pl. Plt. 277a; περί τινος R. 358b.

3. proof, βουλομένοισί σφι γένοιτ' ἂν ἀ. Hdt. 8.101; ἀ. ποιεῖσθαι Lys. 12.19, etc.; esp. by words, ἀποδείξεις εὑρίσκειν τινός Isoc. 10.3; ἀ. λέγειν Pl. Tht. 162e; -ξεις φέρειν Plb. 12.5.5; χρῆσθαί τινι ἀποδείξει τινός use it as a proof of a thing, Plu. 2.160a: in pl., proofs, or arguments in proof of, τινός D. 18.300, cf. Pl. Phd. 73a; λέγειν τι ἐς ἀπόδειξιν τοῦ περιέσεσθαι τῷ πολέμῳ Th. 2.13; ἄνευ ἀποδείξεως Pl. Phd. 92d; μετ' ἀ. Plb. 3.1.3, al.; ἀ. λαμβάνειν.. τῶν μανθανόντων test them by examination, etc., Plu. 2.736d; ἀ. ποιεῖσθαι τῶν ἐφήβων IG 2.470.40; ἀ. τέχνης specimen, Dionys.Com. 3.4; ἀ. αὑτοῖς δοῦναί τινος Plu. 2.79f, etc.; citation, ποιητῶν καὶ ἱστοριαγράφων ἀποδείξεις SIG 685.93 (Crete, ii B. C.). in the Logic of Arist., demonstration, i. e. deductive proof by syllogism, AP 0.71b17, al., cf. Epicur. Ephesians 3 p.25U., Stoic. 2.89; opp. inductive proof (ἐπαγωγή), Arist. AP 0.81a40: sts. in a loose sense, ἀ. ῥητορικὴ ἐνθύμημα Id. Rh. 1355a6.


I appointment, θεωρῶν SIG 402.29 (Delph., iii B. C.).

II (from Med.) ἀ. ἔργων μεγάλων display, achievement of mighty works, Hdt. 1.207, cf. 2.101, 148.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀπόδειξις, ἀποδείξεως, (ἀποδείκνυμι, which see) (from Herodotus down);

a. a making manifest, showing forth.

b. a demonstration, proof: ἀπόδειξις πνεύματος καί δυνάμεως a proof by the Spirit and power of God, operating in me, and stirring in the minds of my hearers the most holy emotions and thus persuading them, 1 Corinthians 2:4 (contextually opposed to proof by rhetorical arts and philosophic arguments — the sense in which the Greek philosophers use the word; (see Heinrici, Corinthierbr. i., p. 103f)).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ἀπό -δειξις , -εως ,

(<ἀποδείκνυμι ),

[in LXX: 3 Maccabees 4:20, 4 Maccabees 3:19; 4 Maccabees 13:10 *;]

1. a showing off.

2. As used by Gk. philosophers, demonstration, certain proof: 1 Corinthians 2:4 (v. ICC, in l; MM, s.v.; Lft., Notes, 173).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Lond 921.10 (ii/iii A.D.) (= III. p. 134) καὶ εἰς ἀπόδιξιν [ὑπε ]θέμην σοι τὰ ὑπογεγρ (αμμένα) ";in proof thereof."; P Oxy II. 257.19 (A.D. 94–5) καθ᾽ [ἃς ] ἐπήνεγκεν ἀποδείξεις, ";in accordance with the proofs he produced."; P Amh II. 77.32 (A.D. 139) ἵνα δυνηθῶ τὴν ἀπόδιξιν ἐπ᾽ αὐτοὺς π ̣[ο ]ιησ ̣[ ]μενο (ς) τυχεῖν καὶ τῆς ἀ ̣πὸ σοῦ εὐεργεσίας, ";in order that I may produce the proofs against them and obtain your beneficence"; (Edd.). P Tebt II. 291.41 (A.D. 162) (= Chrest. I. p 163) [ἀπ ]ο ̣δε ̣ι ̣ξι ̣ν δοὺς τοῦ ἐπίστασθαι [ἱε ]ρατικὰ [καὶ ] Αἰγύπτια γράμ [ματ ]α, a priest gives proof of his qualifications by his knowledge of hieratic and Egyptian writing. Syll 521.42 (see above under ἀποδείκνυμι) ἐπο [ι ]ήσαντο. . . ἐπ᾽ ἐξόδωι τῆς ἐφηβείας τὴν ἀπόδει [ξιν τ ]ῆι βουλῆι. In P Tor I. 1vii. 8 (B.C. 116) (= Chrest. II. p. 37) it is closely connected with another compound : καὶ μετὰ τὰς ἐπιδείξεις ταύτας αἰτεῖσθαι αὐτὸν τὰς περὶ τῆς οἰκίας ἀποδείξεις, ";tandem, hisce demonstratis, iam ipsi licuisset a nobis documenta petere, quae ad domum attinent"; (Peyron). BGU IV. 1141.12 (c. B.C. 14) καὶ δέδωκα ἀποδείξεις ἀληθινάς ";genuine proofs."; P Catt iii. 9 (ii/A.D.) (= Chrest. II. p. 421) ἐάν τ ̣[ι ]να [ς ] ἐναργεῖς ἀποδ [εί ]ξεις ἔχῃς, ἐὰν ἐπενέ [γ ]κῃς, ἀκούσομαί σου (οσου was first written). Cf. Syll 729.20 (ii/B.C.) . σαφεῖς. For the sense ";election"; (the nomen actionis to ἀποδείκνυμι), cf. Syll 206.29 (B.C. 274) γίνεσ [θαι δὲ εἰς τὸ λοιπὸν ] τὴν ἀπόδειξιν τῶν θεωρῶν καθ᾽ ἑκάστην πενταετηρίδα. For a ";display,"; cf. Syll 923.93 (ii/B.C.) . . . ποιη ]τῶν καὶ ἱστοριαγράφων ἀποδείξεις.


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