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Entry for Strong's #47 - ἁγνεία

Word Origin
from (53)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. purity, sinlessness of life
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2893 ‑ טָהֳרָה (toh‑or‑aw');  5139 ‑ נָזִר (naw‑zeer', naw‑zeer');  5145 ‑ נֶזֶר (neh'‑zer, nay'‑zer);  
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Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
1 Timothy 2
1 Timothy 2
1 Timothy 2

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἁγν-εία, ἡ,

I purity, chastity, λόγων ἔργων τε S. OT 864 (lyr.), coupled with καθαρότης Hp. Morb.Sacr. 1, cf. 1 Timothy 4:12; τῶνθεῶν Antipho 2.1.10; ἁγνείη δ' ἐστὶ φρονεῖν ὅσια App.Anth. 4.18.

II strict observance of religious duties, Pl. Lg. 909e (pl.), etc.; in pl., purifications, ceremonies, Isoc. 11.21, J. BJ prooem. 10, BGU 1198.12, etc.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἁγνεία (WH ἁγνία (see Iota)), (ας, , (ἁγνεύω), purity, sinlessness of life: 1 Timothy 4:12; 1 Timothy 5:2. (Of a Nazarite, Numbers 6:2, 21.) (From Sophocles O. T. 864 down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἁγνεία (WH, ἁγνία ),

[in LXX for H2893, H5139, H5145, etc.;]

purity: 1 Timothy 4:12; 1 Timothy 5:2 (Cremer, 58. For exx. of ceremonial use in Papyri, v. MM, Exp., iv).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

OGIS 56.32 (decree of Canopus, B.C. 239) μετέχειν δὲ καὶ τοὺς ἐκ τῆς πέμπτης φυλῆς τῶν Εὐεργετῶν θεῶν τῶν ἁγνειῶν καὶ τῶν ἄλλων ἁπάντων τῶν ἐν τοῖς ἱεροῖς, ib. 573.6 (i/A.D.) τῶι δὲ ποιήσαντι ἔστωι ἁγνεία, an inscription cut in the rock near a temple in Cilicia. Cf. Syll 655.6 (A.D. 83), μετὰ πολλῆς ἁγνείας καὶ νομίμων ἐθῶν, and the celebrated Epidaurian inscription quoted under ἁγνός. P Par 5xiv. 10 (B.C. 114) couples ἁγνει [ῶν ] and λειτουργιῶν following [τ ]άφων. BGU IV. 1198.12 (i/B.C.) ποιούμενοι ἁγνήας καὶ θυσίας. The verb is found BGU I. 149 (ii/iii A.D.), temple accounts, including καὶ ταῖς κωμασίαις τῶν θεῶν (processions of images of the gods) τοῖς ἁγνεύουσι ἐκ περιτροπῆς (according to rota) ἱερεῦσι · Θὼθ α ̄ ὑπὲρ ἁγνείας ἡμερῶν `z ἐξ ἡμερησιῶν [so much]. A very similar entry appears in BGU I. 1.17 (iii/A.D.).

In P Oxy V. 840.8, the fragment of an uncanonical gospel composed before A.D. 200, we read that the Saviour brought His disciples εἰς αὐτὸ τὸ ἁγνευτήριον καὶ περιεπάτει ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ, ";into the very place of purification, and was walking in the temple."; For the verb ἁγνεύω see BGU IV. 1201.6 (A.D. 2) τῶν ἁγνευόν [τ ]ων ἱερέων διαπεραιωμένων πρὸς τὰς λιτουργείας καὶ θυσείας τῶν θεῶν, P Tebt II. 298.68 (A.D. 107–8) ἱερεῦσι ] ι ̣̣σ ̣οις ἁγν ̣ε ̣υ ̣ου [σ ]ι καθ᾽ ἡμέραν (πυροῦ)`d, ";to officiating priests ¼ art. of wheat daily"; (Edd.).


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αγνεία ἁγνείᾳ αγνείαν αγνείας αγνια ἁγνίᾳ agneia hagneia hagneíāi
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