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Entry for Strong's #989 - βλάσφημος

Transliteration
blásphēmos
Phonetics
blas'-fay-mos  
Word Origin
from a derivative of (984) and (5345)
Parts of Speech
Adjective
TDNT
1:621,107
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. speaking evil, slanderous, reproachful, railing, abusive
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (5) NAS (4) HCS (4)
Acts 2
1 Timothy 1
2 Timothy 1
2 Peter 1
Acts 1
1 Timothy 1
2 Timothy 1
2 Peter 1
Acts 1
1 Timothy 1
2 Timothy 1
2 Peter 1
BYZ TIS TR
A-APN 2
A-ASF 1
A-ASM 1
A-NPM 1
A-APN 1
A-ASF 1
A-ASM 1
A-NPM 1
A-APN 2
A-ASF 1
A-ASM 1
A-NPM 1
NA WH
A-APN 1
A-ASF 1
A-ASM 1
A-NPM 1
A-APN 1
A-ASF 1
A-ASM 1
A-NPM 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

βλάσφημ-ος, ον, s

1. peaking ill-omened words, evil-speaking, Arist. Rh. 1398b11: c. gen., against.., Plu. 2.1100d, etc.

2. of words, slanderous, libellous, δέδοικα μὴ βλάσφημον μὲν εἰπεῖν ἀληθὲς δ' ᾖ D. 9.1, cf. Luc. Alex. 4 (Sup.). Adv. -μως Philostr. VA 4.19, App. BC 2.126.

3. blasphemous, ἔθνη LXX 2 Maccabees 10:4; ῥήματα Acts 6:11; λαλεῖν βλάσφημα Revelation 13:5 : Subst., blasphemer, LXX 2 Maccabees 9:28; 1 Timothy 1:13, etc.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

βλάσφημος, βλάσφημον (βλάξ sluggish, stupid, and φήμη speech, report (others, βλάπτω (which see) and φήμη)), speaking evil, slanderous, reproachful, railing, abusive: Acts 6:11 (ῤήματα βλάσφημα εἰς Μωυσῆν καί τόν Θεόν); (Acts 6:13 Rec. (ῤήματα βλάσφημα κατά τοῦ τόπου τοῦ ἁγίου)); 2 Peter 2:11 (see βλασφημία, a.); Revelation 13:5 (Lachmann); βλάσφημος as a substantive, a blasphemer: 1 Timothy 1:13; 2 Timothy 3:2. (Isaiah 66:3; Wis. 1:6; Sir. 3:16; 2 Macc. 9:28; ( (cf. 4)); in Greek writings from Demosthenes down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

βλάσφημος , -ον

(< βλασ , of uncertain deriv., v. Thayer, Boisacq; + φήμη , speech),

[in LXX: Isaiah 66:3 (H205 H1288), Wisdom of Solomon 1:6, Sirach 3:16, 2 Maccabees 9:28; 2 Maccabees 10:4; 2 Maccabees 10:16 *;]

(a) evil-speaking, slanderous, blasphemous: Acts 6:11, 2 Timothy 3:2, 2 Peter 2:11 (cf. Judges 1:9);

(b) as subst. a blasphemer: 1 Timothy 1:13 (Cremer, 570).†


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

The more special sense of irreverence towards God which β . and its derivatives have acquired, though not inherent in the word itself (cf. James 2:7, 2 Peter 2:11), may be illustrated from Vettius Valens p. 44.4 εἰς θεοὺς βλασφημοῦσιν ἢ ἐπίορκοι καὶ ἄθεοι καθίστανται , 58.12 εἰς τὰ θεῖα βλασφημοῦντες , 67.20 πολλὰ βλασφημήσει θεούς (for construction cf. 4 Kings 19.6 , 22). Thumb (Hellen. p. 178) remarks on the word as a genuine piece of ";Biblical Greek,"; that is a word which has acquired a technical meaning in association with Jewish and Christian religion. The etymology which seems to suit best its original meaning of ";injurious speaking";—βλάψ , the reduced form of βλάβος , and φη -μί —is not without phonetic difficulties : see Brugmann-Thumb Gr..4 p. 117f. (where it is accepted with some hesitation), and for an alternative (Brugmann’s) Boisacq Lex. s.v.

 

 

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