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Strong's #996 - βοήθεια

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G998)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
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Strong #: 247 ‑ אָזַר (aw‑zar');  360 ‑ אֱיָלוּת (eh‑yaw‑looth');  4043 ‑ מְגִנָּה (maw‑gane', meg‑in‑naw');  4679 ‑ מְצָדָה (mets‑ad', mets‑awd', mets‑aw‑daw');  5337 ‑ נָצַל (naw‑tsal');  5797 ‑ עוֹז (oze, oze);  5828 ‑ עֵזֶר (ay'‑zer);  7305 ‑ רֶוַח (reh'‑vakh);  7775 ‑ שַׁוְעָה (shav‑aw');  8454 ‑ תֻּשִׁיָּה (too‑shee‑yaw', too‑shee‑yaw');  8668 ‑ תְּשֻׁעָה (tesh‑oo‑aw', tesh‑oo‑aw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

βοήθ-εια, ἡ

(Dor. βοάθοια SIG 421.36(Thermon)),


1. help, aid, Th. 2.22, etc.; β. τῷ λόγῳ πρός τινα Pl. Prm. 128c; ἡ ὑπὲρ τῶν δικαίων β. D. 56.15; βοήθειαν ἔχειν πρὸς ὑγίειαν, πρὸς τὴν ἑκάστου ὑπερβολὴν μηχανᾶσθαι, Arist. PA 651b1, 652a32: nom.sg., as exclamation ' help! ', Plb. 13.8.5: pl., Gorg. Pal. 33, D. 18.302, Arist. Rh. 1383a29; αἱ πρὸς εὔπλοιαν β. Ph. 2.46, cf. Acts 27:17.

2. medical aid, cure, κίνδυνος ἰσχυρότερος πάσης β. Plu. Alex. 19.

II force of auxiliaries, ἡ παρὰ Διονυσίου β. X. HG 7.1.20; νεῶν β. Th. 4.8: opp. regular forces, D. 4.32.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

βοήθεια, βοηθείας, (see βοηθέω), help: Hebrews 4:16 (often in the Sept., chiefly for עֶזְרָה and עֵזֶר; in Greek writings from Thucydides and Xenophon down); plural helps: Acts 27:17 (see Hackett at the passage; B. D. under the word Ship 4; Smith, Voyage and Shipwr. of St. Paul, pp. 106f, 204f; cf. ὑποζώννυμι).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

βοήθεια , -ας ,

(see βοηθέω ),

[in LXX for H5828, etc.;]

help: Hebrews 4:16; pl., helps, "frapping," a technical nautical term (MM, Exp., x; DB, ext., 367): Acts 27:17.†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The word is perpetually recurring at the end of petitions. P Par 35.38 (B.C. 163) τούτου δὲ γενομένου ἔσομαι τετευχὼς τῆς παρ᾽ ὑμῶν βοηθείας , BGU I. 226.23 (A.D. 99) πρὸς τὸ τυχῖν με τῆς ἀπὸ σοῦ βοηθείας , ib. 340.27 (A.D. 148–9) ἀναγκέως ἐπὶ τὴ ̣ ν σὴν βοήθιαν κατέφυγον , P Gen I. 6.16 (A.D. 146) ἵνα δυνηθῶ ἐκ τῆς σῆς βοηθείας κομίσασθαι τὸ ἴδιον , and P Oxy X. 1272.22 (A.D. 144) ἵνα δυνηθῶ τῇ σῇ βοηθείᾳ ἀνευρεῖν τὰ ἡμέτερα . A slightly different technical meaning is found in a restoration by Mitteis of P Oxy VII. 1020.5 (A.D. 198–201) εἰ τὴν ἐκ τῆς ἡλικίας ἔχεις β ̣[οήθιαν , ";if you can claim the assistance due to immature age,"; = aetatis auxilium, for which the code of Justinian is quoted (Ed.). More ordinary, though still in a petition, is BGU IV. 1201.12 (A.D. 2) καὶ ἡμῶν ἀνακράξαντες (for -άντων ) εἰς τὴν κώμην πρὸς βοήθηαν . On the phrase βοηθείαις ἐχρῶντο in Acts 27:17 see a note by Nestle in ZNTW viii. p. 75 f., where for β . = ";supports"; he quotes Philo De Josepho § 33 (ed. Cohn = II. 46 M.) ὥσπερ γὰρ κυβερνήτης ταῖς τῶν πνευμάτων μεταβολαῖς συμμεταβάλλει τὰς πρὸς εὔπλοιαν βοηθείας = ";verwendetcn Stützen."; For the interchange of ο and οι in this and similar words, see Mayser Gr. p. 110.



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List of Word Forms
βοηθεία βοήθεια βοήθειά βοηθειαις βοηθείαις βοηθειαν βοήθειαν βοήθειάν βοήθείαν βοηθείας boetheiais boetheíais boētheiais boētheíais boetheian boētheian boḗtheian
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