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Entry for Strong's #2923 - κριτής

Transliteration
kritḗs
Phonetics
kree-tace'  
Word Origin
from (2919)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TDNT
3:942,469
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. one who passes or arrogates to himself, judgment on anything
    1. an arbiter
    2. of a Roman procurator administering justice
    3. of God passing judgment on men
    4. of the leaders or rulers of the Israelites
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1781 ‑ דַּיָּן (dah‑yawn');  7227 ‑ רַב (rab);  7379 ‑ רִב (reeb, reeb);  7626 ‑ שֵׁבֶט (shay'‑bet);  7860 ‑ שָׁטַר (sho‑tare');  8199 ‑ שָׁפַט (shaw‑fat');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (17) NAS (19) HCS (19)
Matthew 2
Luke 4
Acts 4
2 Timothy 1
Hebrews 1
James 3
Matthew 2
Luke 5
Acts 4
2 Timothy 1
Hebrews 1
James 4
Matthew 3
Luke 6
Acts 4
2 Timothy 1
Hebrews 1
James 4
BYZ TIS TR
N-APM 1
N-ASM 2
N-DSM 2
N-NPM 3
N-NSM 9
N-APM 1
N-ASM 3
N-DSM 2
N-NPM 3
N-NSM 10
N-APM 1
N-ASM 2
N-DSM 2
N-NPM 3
N-NSM 9
NA WH
CONJ 1
N-APM 1
N-ASM 1
N-DSM 2
N-NPM 3
N-NSM 8
N-APM 1
N-ASM 4
N-DSM 2
N-NPM 3
N-NSM 11


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κρῐτ-ής, οῦ, ὁ,

voc. κριτή Hippon. 118: (κρίνω):

I

1. judge, umpire, A. Supp. 397, Hdt. 3.160, etc.; ἐν πέντε κριτῶν γούνασι κεῖται Epich. 229; κ. τῶν ἀληθῶν, opp. δοξαστής, Antipho 5.94; κριταὶ ἀπὸ τοῦ ἴσου, opp. ἀγωνισταί, Th. 3.37; τῶν.. λεγομένων μὴ κακοὺς κ. Id. 1.120; κ. περί τινος Lys. 16.21, Pl. Phlb. 65a; at Athens, usu. of the judges in the poetic contests, Ar. Ach. 1224, Nu. 1115, Av. 445, cf. And. 4.21; rarely, = δικαστής, Demad. 3: so metaph. in Aeschin. 3.232; πάντα τὰ στοιχεῖα κριτὴν εἴληφε, i. e. each element has found favour with some philosopher, Arist. de An. 405b8, cf. Pol. 1337a42; of the Judges of Israel, LXX Jd. 2.16, al.; κ. δοθείς, = Lat. judex datus, POxy. 1195.1 (ii A. D.); ἐπίλεκτος κ., = judex selectus, OGI 567.10 (Attalia, ii A. D.).

2. κ. ἐνυπνίων interpreter of dreams, A. Pers. 226.

II κριτάς· ὀδόντας, Hsch.; cf. κραντήρ.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κριτής, κριτοῦ, (κρίνω) (from Aeschylus and Herodotus down), the Sept. chiefly for שֹׁפֵט; a judge;

1. universally, one who passes, or arrogates to himself, judgment on anything: with the genitive of the object, James 4:11; with the genitive of quality (see διαλογισμός, 1), James 2:4; in a forensic sense, of the one who tries and decides a case (cf. δικαστής, at the end): Matthew 5:25; Luke 12:14 L T Tr WH, 58; (xviii. 2); with the genitive of quality (cf. Buttmann, § 132, 10; Winer's Grammar, § 34, 3b.), τῆς ἀδικίας, Luke 18:6; with the genitive of the object (a thing), an arbiter, Acts 18:15; of a Roman procurator administering justice, Acts 24:10; of God passing judgment on the character and deeds of men, and rewarding accordingly, Hebrews 12:23; James 4:12; also of Christ returning to sit in judgment, Acts 10:42; 2 Timothy 4:8; James 5:9; in a peculiar sense, of a person whose conduct is made the standard for judging another and convicting him of wrong: with the genitive of the object (a person), Matthew 12:27; Luke 11:19.

2. like the Hebrew שֹׁפֵט, of the leaders or rulers of the Israelites: Acts 13:20 (Judges 2:16, 18; Ruth 1:1; Sir. 10:1f, 24, etc.).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κριτής , -οῦ ,

(< κρίνω ),

[in LXX chiefly for H8199;]

a judge: Matthew 5:25, Luke 12:14; Luke 12:58; Luke 18:2; τ . ἀδικίας , Luke 18:6; c. gem rei (obj.), Acts 18:15, James 4:11; (qual.), διαλογισμῶν πονηρῶν , James 2:4; of a Roman procurator, Acts 24:10; of God, Hebrews 12:23, James 4:12; Christ, Acts 10:42, 2 Timothy 4:8, James 5:9; of those whose conduct is made a standard for judging, Matthew 12:27, Luke 11:19; in the OT sense (Judges 2:16, Ruth 1:1, al), of a ruler in Israel, Acts 13:20.†

SYN.: δικάστης G1348, q.v.


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

κριτής is used of one designated by the Prefect to the office of ";judge,"; as in P Oxy IX. 1195.1 (A.D. 135) Ἀπολλωνίωι κριτῆι δοθέντι ὑπὸ Πετρωνίου Μαμερτείνου τοῦ κρατίστου ἡγεμόνος : it is also applied to this same Prefect himself in ib. IV. 726.20 (A.D. 135). Cf. also ib. I. 97.5 (A.D. 115–6) ἐπί τε πάσης ἐξουσίας καί παντὸς κριτοῦ. For the ";technical-political"; sense of the word, as frequently in the LXX, Wackernagel (Hellenistica, p. 11) cites OGIS 467.10 ἐπίλεκτον κριτὴν ἐκ τῶν ἐν Ῥώμῃ δεκουριῶν, compared with ib. 499.3 τῶν ἐκλέκτων ἐν Ῥώμῃ δικαστῶν, both ii/A.D. inscrr. from Asia Minor.

 

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List of Word Forms
κριται κριταί κριταὶ κρίται κριταίς κριτας κριτάς κριτὰς κριτη κριτή κριτῇ κριτην κριτήν κριτὴν κριτης κριτής κριτὴς κριτού κριτών kritai kritaì kritas kritàs krite kritē kritêi kritē̂i kriten kritēn kritḗn kritḕn krites kritēs kritḗs kritḕs
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