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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #594 - ἀποδοχή

from (G588)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
  1. reception, admission, acceptance, approbation
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KJV (2)
1 Timothy
NAS (2)
1 Timothy
HCS (2)
1 Timothy
BSB (2)
1 Timothy
ESV (2)
1 Timothy
WEB (2)
1 Timothy
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Aeol. ἀπυδοχά, ἡ,


1. receiving back, having restored to one, opp. ἀπόδοσις, Th. 4.81.

2. entertainment, reception, ξένων J. AJ 12.2.12 (s.v.l.).

3. place of reception, γῆ ἀ. πάντων Secund. Sent. 15.

II acceptance, approbation, favour, ἀποδοχῆς τυγχάνειν παρά τινι Plb. 1.5.5, cf. J. AJ 6.14.4; ἀ. ἀξιοῦσθαι Plb. 2.56.1, cf. D.S. 12.53; μετ' εὐχαριστίας καὶ ἀποδοχῆς Phld. D. 3.2; εἶναι ἐν ἀ. τῷ δήμῳ SIG 807.21 (Magn. Mae., i A. D.); εἶναι ἐν τῇ καλλίστῃ ἀ. AJA 18.324 (Sardes); ἐν ἀ. ἔχην τινά GDI 311 (Cyme); πάσης ἀ. ἄξιος 1 Timothy 1:15, cf. SIG 867.21 (Ephesus, ii A. D.), Hp. 20.

III acceptation, meaning of terms, S.E. M. 1.232.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* ἀπο -δοχή , -ῆς ,

(< ἀποδέχομαι ),

acceptance, approbation (Field, Notes, 203): 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 Timothy 4:9 (Cremer, 686; MM, s.v.).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Syll 371.21 (Magnesia, i/A.D.) δεδόχθαι. . τετιμῆσθαι. . Τύραννον καὶ εἶναι ἐν ἀποδοχῇ τῷ δήμῳ. In ib. 656.20 f. (Ephesus, c. A.D. 148) an ἀγωνοθέτης named Priscus is styled ἀνδρὸς δοκιμωτάτου καὶ πάσης τειμῆς καὶ ἀποδοχῆς ἀχίου. Field’s examples (Notes, p. 203) show how much of a formula this ἀποδοχῆς ἄξιος (as 1 Timothy 1:15) had become. The inscription is quoted, with other epigraphic examples, by Bishop Hicks in CR i. p. 4, from which may be selected OGIS 339.14 (c. B.C. 120) τῆς καλλίστης ἀποδοχῆς ἀξιούμενος παρ᾽ αὐτῶι. Add Priene 108.312 (after B.C. 129), 109.234 (c. B.C. 120) ἐν ἀποδοχῆι τῆι μεγίστηι εἶναι, ";to enjoy the highest esteem"; (see Fouillac, p. 39).

The derivative ἀποδοχεῖον, which is found in the LXX, occurs in Rev L 3119, 322, 5418 (B.C. 258), and is apparently to be restored in the much mutilated P Petr III 36 (b) ii. 12 (B.C. 252) βουκο ̣λω ̣ν κ (ώμης) ἀπ ̣ο ̣δοχίω ̣[ι ], ";in the granary of the herdsmen’s village."; So P Hib I. 85.21 (B.C. 261).

The phrase μετὰ πάσης ἀποδοχῆς (cf. 1 Timothy 1:15) occurs in Cagnat IV. 144.8 (Cyzicus, i/A.D.), of the ";general appreciation"; of an act of the Princess Antonia Tryphaena.


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απεθέρισα αποδοχης αποδοχής ἀποδοχῆς apodoches apodochês apodochēs apodochē̂s
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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