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Strong's #989 - βλάσφημος

Transliteration
blásphēmos
Phonetics
blas'-fay-mos
Origin
from a derivative of (G984) and (G5345)
Parts of Speech
Adjective
TDNT
1:621,107
Definition
Thayer's
  1. speaking evil, slanderous, reproachful, railing, abusive
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (5)
Acts
2
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
1
2 Peter
1
NAS (4)
Acts
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
1
2 Peter
1
HCS (4)
Acts
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
1
2 Peter
1
BSB (4)
Acts
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
1
2 Peter
1
ESV (4)
Acts
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
1
2 Peter
1
WEB (5)
Acts
2
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
1
2 Peter
1
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

βλάσφημ-ος, ον, s

1. peaking ill-omened words, evil-speaking, Arist. Rh. 1398b11: c. gen., against.., Plu. 2.1100d, etc.

2. of words, slanderous, libellous, δέδοικα μὴ βλάσφημον μὲν εἰπεῖν ἀληθὲς δ' ᾖ D. 9.1, cf. Luc. Alex. 4 (Sup.). Adv. -μως Philostr. VA 4.19, App. BC 2.126.

3. blasphemous, ἔθνη LXX 2 Maccabees 10:4; ῥήματα Acts 6:11; λαλεῖν βλάσφημα Revelation 13:5 : Subst., blasphemer, LXX 2 Maccabees 9:28; 1 Timothy 1:13, etc.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

βλάσφημος , -ον

(< βλασ , of uncertain deriv., v. Thayer, Boisacq; + φήμη , speech),

[in LXX: Isaiah 66:3 (H205 H1288), Wisdom of Solomon 1:6, Sirach 3:16, 2 Maccabees 9:28; 2 Maccabees 10:4; 2 Maccabees 10:16 *;]

(a) evil-speaking, slanderous, blasphemous: Acts 6:11, 2 Timothy 3:2, 2 Peter 2:11 (cf. Judges 1:9);

(b) as subst. a blasphemer: 1 Timothy 1:13 (Cremer, 570).†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The more special sense of irreverence towards God which β . and its derivatives have acquired, though not inherent in the word itself (cf. James 2:7, 2 Peter 2:11), may be illustrated from Vettius Valens p. 44.4 εἰς θεοὺς βλασφημοῦσιν ἢ ἐπίορκοι καὶ ἄθεοι καθίστανται , 58.12 εἰς τὰ θεῖα βλασφημοῦντες , 67.20 πολλὰ βλασφημήσει θεούς (for construction cf. 4 Kings 19.6 , 22). Thumb (Hellen. p. 178) remarks on the word as a genuine piece of ";Biblical Greek,"; that is a word which has acquired a technical meaning in association with Jewish and Christian religion. The etymology which seems to suit best its original meaning of ";injurious speaking";—βλάψ , the reduced form of βλάβος , and φη -μί —is not without phonetic difficulties : see Brugmann-Thumb Gr..4 p. 117f. (where it is accepted with some hesitation), and for an alternative (Brugmann’s) Boisacq Lex. s.v.

 

 

The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
βλασφημα βλάσφημα βλασφημοι βλάσφημοι βλασφημον βλάσφημον βλάσφημος blasphema blasphēma blásphema blásphēma blasphemoi blasphēmoi blásphemoi blásphēmoi blasphemon blasphēmon blásphemon blásphēmon
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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