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Entry for Strong's #340 - ἀνακαινίζω

Word Origin
from (303) and a derivative of (2537)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to renew, renovate
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2318 ‑ חָדַשׁ (khaw‑dash');  5916 ‑ עָכַר (aw‑kar');  
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Verse Results
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Hebrews 1
Hebrews 1
Hebrews 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


renew, τὸν πόλεμον Plu. Mark 6:1-56, cf. App. Mith. 37: οἶκον Hsch.Mil. 4.33; revive legend, Str. 2.1.9: metaph., ἀ. εἰς μετάνοιαν Hebrews 6:6 : Pass., τῆς ἔχθρας ἀνακεκαινισμένης Isoc. 7.8; ὑποθέσεις Just. Nov. 111.1.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀνακαινίζω; (καινός); to renew, renovate (cf. German auffrischen): τινα εἰς μετάνοιαν so to renew that he shall repent, Hebrews 6:6. (Isocrates Arcop. 3; Philo, leg. ad Gaium § 11; Josephus, Antiquities 9, 8, 2; Plutarch, Marcell c. 6; Lucian, Philop c. 12; the Sept. Psalm 102:5 (); (), etc.; ecclesiastical writings) Cf. Winer's De verb. comp. Part iii., p. 10.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀνα -καινίζω

(<καινός ),

[in LXX: 2 Chronicles 15:8, Psalms 103:5; Psalms 104:30, Lamentations 5:21 (H2318 pi., hith)., Psalms 39:2 (H5916 ni.), 1 Maccabees 6:9*;]

to renew: Hebrews 6:6 (Isocr., Plut.).†

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

ἀνακαινόω and its noun ἀνακαίνωσις have not been traced in any source earlier than Paul, who might very well coin a word of this sort—there is however no proof that he really did so. Nägeli, p. 53, remarks on these and other ";new words"; of Paul that they answer in formation to that of other Κοινή words, going back to old Greek stems and only combining them afresh. Here the similar ἀνακαινίζειν (Hebrews 6:6) exists in literature, as does ἀνακαίνισις. Did Paul not know them, so that he had to form words for his purpose, on such an analogy as ἀνανεόω ? Or were his words current in a limited district only? Thayer notes that Hermas used ἀνακαίνωσις (Vis. iii. 8.9) : ἡ ἀ. τῶν πνευμάτων ὑμῶν looks like a reminiscence of Romans 12:2, and is no warrant for independent use.


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List of Word Forms
ανακαινιείς ανακαινιζειν ανακαινίζειν ἀνακαινίζειν ανακαινισθήσεται ανακαίνισον ανεκαινίσθη anakainizein anakainízein
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