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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #81 - ἀδελφότης
- brotherhood, brotherly kindness
- a family of brothers, the brotherhood
ἀδελφότης, ητος, ἡ, brotherhood, LXX 1 Maccabees 12:10, Vett.Val. 2.28, D.Chr. 38.15: metaph., of men and animals, Iamb. VP 24.108. II the brotherhood, 1 Peter 2:17, 1 Peter 5:9. III as form of address, ἡ σὴ ἀ. PGrenf. 2.89, PAmh. 2.156; χάριν ἀπονέμομεν τῇ ἀ. τοῦ Καίσαρος Men.Prot. p.16D.
**† ἀδελφότης , -ητος , ἡ
(< ἀδελφός ),
[in LXX: 1 Maccabees 12:10; 1 Maccabees 12:17, 4 Maccabees 5:1-38 *;]
1. abstract, brotherhood, brotherly affection (LXX).
2. Concrete, the brotherhood, the Christian community: 1 Peter 2:17; 1 Peter 5:9 (MM, VGT, s.v.),†
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This word, which is confined to 1 Peter 2:17; 1 Peter 5:9 in the NT, occurs in the late P Giss I. 57.2 (vi/vii A.D.), P Oxy I. 158.2 (same date) παρακαλῶ τὴν ὑμετέραν λαμπρὰν γνησίαν ἀδελφότητα, ";I urge you, my true and illustrious brother."; From an earlier date may be quoted Ramsay C. and B., ii. p. 720, no. 655 (prob. iii/A.D.) εἰρήν [η ] πάσῃ τῇ ἀδελ [φότητ ]ι : the inscription is the dedication of a κοιμητήριον, which Ramsay notes as a Christian term appearing as early as A.D. 251. Ramsay’s remark, ";It is noteworthy that the collective ἀδελφότης had already been formed,"; betrays forgetfulness of 1 Pet ll.cc., as well as of occurrences in Dion Chrysostom and 1 and 4 Maccabees : see Grimm. Crönert adds Vettius Valens, whom Kroll dates under the Antonines—see his index s.v.
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