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Entry for Strong's #1885 - ἐπαρχία

Transliteration
eparchía
Phonetics
ep-ar-khee'-ah  
Word Origin
from a compound of (1909) and (757) (meaning a governor of a district, "eparch")
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
None
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. the office of a governor or prefect
  2. the region subject to a prefect
    1. a province of the Roman empire, either a larger province, or an appendage to a larger province, as Palestine was to that of Syria
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4082 ‑ מְדִינָה (med‑ee‑naw');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
Acts 2
Acts 2
Acts 2
BYZ TIS TR
N-DSF 1
N-GSF 1
N-DSF 1
N-GSF 1
N-DSF 1
N-GSF 1
NA WH
N-DSF 1
N-GSF 1
N-DSF 1
N-GSF 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐπαρχ-ία, ἡ,

I the government of an ἔπαρχος, or the district governed by him, = Lat. provincia, Plb. 2.19.2, SIG 888.45 (Scaptopara, iii A. D.), Str. 3.4.20, 17.3.25 (pl.), D.S. 37.10, 38.8, al., Acts 23:34, Plu. Caes. 4; of Carthage, empire, Phleg. Mir. 18.

II military 'command', force occupying a district, Ph. Bel. 96.49 (pl.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐπάρχειος, ἐπαρχειον, "belonging to an ἔπαρχος or prefect"; ἐπάρχειος namely, ἐξουσία, equivalent to ἐπαρχίᾳ (see the following word), a perfecture, province: Acts 25:1 T WH marginal reading So ἐπαρχιος, Eusebius, h. e. 2, 10, 3 (with the variant ἐπαρχειον); 2, 26, 2; 3, 33, 3; de mart. Pal. 8, 1; 13, 11.

STRONGS NT 1885: ἐπαρχίᾳ ἐπαρχίᾳ ἐπαρχεία T WH (see εἰ, )), ἐπαρχίας, (from ἔπαρχος i. e. ἐπ' ἀρχή ὤν the one in command, prefect, governor), prefecture; i. e.

1. the office of ἔπαρχος or prefect.

2. the region subject to a prefect; a province of the Roman empire, either a larger province, or an appendage to a larger province, as Palestine was to that of Syria (cf. Schürer, Zeitgesch., p. 144ff): Acts 23:34; Acts 25:1 (see the preceding word); (Polybius, Diodorus, Plutarch, Dio Cass.). Cf. Krebs, Observations, etc., p. 256ff; Fischer, De vitiis Lexicons of the N. T., p. 432ff; (BB. DD. (especially Kitto) under the word ).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐπαρχεία

(Rec. -χία , ν . Bl., § 3, 5), -ας ,

(< ἔπαρχος , a prefect),

[in LXX: Ezra 4:11 (H4082), Judith 3:6 A*;]

the jurisdiction of a prefect, a province: Acts 23:3; Acts 23:34; Acts 25:1.†

*†ἐπάρχεισς , -ον ,

of a prefect: ἡ ἐ . (sc. ἐξουσία ) = ἐπαρχεια , q.v., Acts 25:1 (WH, mg.).†


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

ἐπαρχεία, which is used, like the Lat. provincia, in Acts 23:34; Acts 25:1, to denote ";province,"; ";sphere of duty,"; is restored by the editors in P Par 17.2 (B.C. 154) ἐπαρχίας Θη ]βαΐδος, τοῦ περὶ Ἐλεφαντίνην νομοῦ. They also remark in connexion with this document on the interest of finding a contract of sale drawn in official form and in the Greek language in this remote province at such an early date. See also P Qxy III. 471.22 (ii/A.D.) ἀπαλ [λ ]αγῆι τ ̣η ̣̑ς ἐ ̣[π ]α ̣ρχ ̣είας, and ib. XII. 1410.3 (early iv/A.D.) ἐξ αὐθεντείας Μα ̣γ ̣[νί ]ο ̣[υ ] Ῥούφου τοῦ διασημ (οτάτου) καθολ (ικοῦ) ἐπαρχείας Αἰγύπτου καὶ Λιβύης, where ";the addition of Libya to Egypt in the title of the catholicus is new"; (Edd.).

The title ἔπαρχος is found in the interesting order to return home for the approaching census—P Lond 904.1 (A.D. 104) (= III. p. 125, Selections, p. 73) Γ ̣[άΐος Οὐί ]βι ̣ο ̣[ς Μάξιμος ἔπα ]ρχ [ος ] Αἰγύπτ [ου λέγει κτλ. : cf. P Oxy X. 1271.1 (A.D. 246), a petition addressed Οὐαλερίῳ Φίρμῳ ἐπάρχῳ Αἰγύπτου. In P Lond 904.38 (as above) the enrolment is to be made by a certain Festus who is described as ἐπάρχ ̣ω [ι ] ε ̣ι ̣̀λ ̣ης (l. ἴλης); cf. P Gen I. 47.1 (A.D. 346) φλαουίῳ Ἀβιννείῳ ἐπάρχῳ εἴλης στρατιωτῶν κάστρων Διο [ν ]υσιάδος. A number of exx. of the title are classified in P Oxy XII. Index VIII. s.v.

 

 

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επαρχεια ἐπαρχείᾳ επαρχειας ἐπαρχείας επαρχία επαρχίας επάρχοις έπαρχος επάρχους eparcheia eparcheíāi eparcheias eparcheías
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