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Entry for Strong's #529 - ἀπάντησις

Word Origin
from (528)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to meet one
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 410 ‑ אֵל (ale);  6040 ‑ עֳנִי (on‑ee');  7121 ‑ קָרָא (kaw‑raw');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (4) NAS (3) HCS (3)
Matthew 2
Acts 1
1 Thessalonians 1
Matthew 1
Acts 1
1 Thessalonians 1
Matthew 1
Acts 1
1 Thessalonians 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀπάντ-ησις, εως, ἡ,

I = foreg., S. Fr. 828, Epicur. Ephesians 1 p.10U., Plb. 5.26.8, D.S. 18.59; εἰς -σίν τινι ἐξελθεῖν LXX Judges 11:31, Matthew 25:6; escort, Plb. 5.43.3, etc.

II meeting in argument, reply, πρός τι Arist. SE 176a23, Metaph. 1009a20, cf. Phld. Sign. 19, 28; ἀ. ποιεῖσθαι to reply, Plb. 5.63.7; προσφιλὴς κατ' ἀ. in conversation, Id. 10.5.6, cf. Phld. Vit. p.13J., Id. Herc. 1457.4, Plu. 2.803f(pl.).

III steadfastness in face of opposition, Hp. Decent. 5.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀπάντησις, ἀπαντεως, (ἀπαντάω), a meeting; εἰς ἀπάντησιν τίνος or τίνι to meet one: Matthew 25:1 R G; Matthew 25:6; Acts 28:15; 1 Thessalonians 4:17. (Polybius 5, 26, 8; Diodorus 18, 59; very often in the Sept. equivalent to לִקְרַאת (cf. Winer's Grammar, 30).)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀπάντησις , -εως ,

(< ἀπαντάω ),

[in LXX chiefly for H7121;]

usually with v.l., ὑπ -; a meeting; εἰς ἀ ., c. gen. or dat., to meet: Matthew 25:6; Matthew 27:32 (WH, txt., omits), Acts 28:15, 1 Thessalonians 4:17 (v. M, Th., in l; M, Pr., 14, 242; MM, VGT, s.v.; Lft., Notes, 69).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The word is used absolutely (as Matthew 25:6 and LXX 1 Regn 13.15) in P Tebt I. 43i. 7 (B.C. 118) παρεγενήθημεν εἰς ἀπάντησιν (a newly arriving magistrate)—a passage which may demolish the Semitism sometimes found lurking in the word. For εἰς ἀ. construed with the gen. (as Matthew 27:32 δ -text and 1 Thessalonians 4:17) cf. BGU II. 362vii. 17 (A.D. 215) πρὸς [ ]πάντη [σιν τοῦ ] ἡγεμόνος, and the Pelagia-Legenden (ed. Usener) p. 19 εἰς ἀπάντησιν τοῦ ὁσίου ἀνδρός. A Ptolemaic inscription edited by Strack (Archiv iii. p. 129) has ἵν᾽ εἰδῆι ἣν ἔσχηκεν πρὸς αὐτὸν ἡ πόλις εὐχάριστον ἀπάντησιν. The word seems to have been a kind of t.t. for the official welcome of a newly arrived dignitary—a usage which accords excellently with its NT usage. See Proleg..8 pp. 14, 242.

For a subst. ἀπαντητήριον, deversorium, see P Iand 17.3 (vi/vii. A.D.).


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απαντήσει απαντησιν απάντησιν απάντησίν ἀπάντησιν απάνωθεν apantesin apantēsin apántesin apántēsin
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