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Entry for Strong's #2506 - καθαίρεσις

Word Origin
from (2507)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a pulling down, destruction, demolition
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2040 ‑ הָרַס (haw‑ras');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (3) NAS (3) HCS (3)
2 Corinthians 3
2 Corinthians 3
2 Corinthians 3

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

καθαίρ-εσις, εως, ἡ,

1. pulling down, demolition, Th. 5.42, Isoc. 7.66, X. HG 2.2.15, IG 22.1672.75 (iv B.C.), PMagd. 9.6 (iii B.C.), etc.: metaph., τινῶν, opp. οἰκοδομή, 2 Corinthians 10:8; ἀναστήσωμεν τὴν κ. τοῦ λαοῦ ἡμῶν LXX 1 Maccabees 3:43 : in concrete sense, αἱ καθαιρέσεις the débris, Ph. Bel. 92.31.

2. generally, overthrow, subjugation, Jul. Caes. 320d; τῆς ἀνέτου ἐξουσίας Hdn. 2.4.4; Ἰουλιανοῦ Id. 3.1.1; killing, Plu. Ant. 82.

3. reduction, diminution, opp. πρόσθεσις, Arist. Ph. 207a23: Medic., bringing down superfluous flesh, lowering, reducing, Hp. Epid. 6.3.1, cf. Gal. 17(2).368; τῶν σωμάτων Arist. GA 738a31; τῶν ὄγκων Pl. Ti. 58e.

4. eclipse of sun or moon (with reference to the magical process of drawing down those bodies), Sch. A.R. 3.533 (pl.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

καθαίρεσις, καθαιρεσεως, (καθαιρέω, which see), a pulling down, destruction, demolition: ὀχυρωμάτων (A. V. of strongholds), 2 Corinthians 10:4 (τῶν τειχῶν, Xenophon, Hell. 2, 2, 15; 5, 1, 35; Polybius 23, 7, 6; Diodorus excerpt. leg. 13; destructio murorum, Suetonius, Galba 12); εἰς οἰκοδομήν καί οὐκ εἰς καθαίρεσιν ὑμῶν, for building up (increasing) not for casting down (the extinction of) the godly, upright, blessed life you lead in fellowship with Christ (see οἰκοδομή, 1): 2 Corinthians 10:8; 2 Corinthians 13:10. (From Thucydides down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

καθ -αίρεσις , -εως ,

(< καθαιρέω ),

[in LXX: Exodus 23:24 (H2040), 1 Maccabees 3:43*;]

a pulling down, destruction: fig., κ . ὀχυρωμάτων , 2 Corinthians 10:4; opp. to οἰκοδομή , 2 Corinthians 10:8; 2 Corinthians 13:10.†

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

P Magd 9 (iii/B.C.), containing a request by a certain ἰσιονόμος or possessor of a shrine of Isis, that the sanctuary should be repaired, is entitled on the versoἘποῆρις Πανῆτος περὶ καθαιρέσεως Ἰσιείου, ";Époèris, femme de Panès, au sujet d’un sanctuaire d’Isis qui menace ruine."; See also Syll 587.76 (B.C. 329–8) μισθωτε [ ] . . . οἰκοῦ (ν)τι τῆς καθαιρέσεως τῶν οἰκοπέδων τῆς ἱερᾶς οἰκίας, Michel 823.2 (B.C. 220) λόγος τῶν αἱρεθέντων ὑπὸ τοῦ δήμου ἐπὶ τὴν καθαίρεσιν καὶ τὴν ἐπισκευὴν τῶν ἐν τῶι Ἀσκληπιείωι.


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.
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