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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1078 - γένεσις
- source, origin
- a book of one's lineage, i.e. in which his ancestry or progeny are enumerated
- used of birth, nativity
- of that which follows origin, viz. existence, life
- the wheel of life (James 3:6), other explain it, the wheel of human origin which as soon as men are born begins to run, i.e. its course of life
γένεσις, εως, ἡ, (γενέσθαι)
I origin, source, Ὠκεανόν τε θεῶν γένεσιν Il. 14.201; Ὠκεανοῦ, ὅς περ γ. πάντεσσι τέτυκται ib. 246, cf. Pl. Tht. 180d; beginning, in dual, τοῖν γενεσέοιν ἡ ἑτέρα Id. Phd. 71e.
1. manner of birth, Hdt. 1.204, 6.69, etc.; race, descent, Id. 2.146; πατρὸς οὖσα γένεσιν Εὐρύτου S. Tr. 380; κατὰ γένεσιν, opp. καθ' υἱοθεσίαν, IG 12(1).181 (Rhodes).
2. Astrol., nativity, geniture, AP 11.164 (Lucill.), 183 (Id.), Epigr.Gr. 314.21 (Smyrna), PLond. 1.98r60 (i A. D.), Vett.Val. 216.6: hence, lot, fortune, Astramps. Orac. 16.8, 23.7.
1. production, generation, coming into being, opp. ὄλεθρος, Parm. 8.21; more usu. opp. φθορά, Pl. Phlb. 55a, etc.; περὶ γενέσεως καὶ φθορᾶς, title of work by Arist.: generally, formation, πύου Hp. Aph. 2.47; origination, making, ἱματίων, περὶ τὰ ἀμφιέσματα, Pl. Plt. 281b, 3; γ. καὶ οὐσία δικαιοσύνης Id. R. 359a.
2. = τὸ γίγνεσθαι, becoming, opp. οὐσία, ib. 525b, Ti. 29c, Procl. Inst. 45,al. concrete, creation, i.e. all created things, Pl. Phdr. 245e; γ. καὶ κόσμος Id. Ti. 29e, freq. in Ph., as 1.3,al., cf. Plot. 6.3.2, etc. race, kind or sort of animals, Pl. Plt. 265b, etc.; family, δίδυμος γ. of the Spartan kings, Id. Lg. 691d. generation, age, Id. Phdr. 252d: pl., Id. Plt. 310d; κατὰ περίστασιν τῆς γ. according to the circumstances of his time, Porph. Sent. 32. παιδοπόρος γ. genitalia muliebria, AP 9.311 (Phil.). Math., generation of a figure, Papp. 234.4,al. origin of a spiral, Id. 272.7; ἡ ἐν γ. εὐθεῖα the initial line, Id. 286.22.
γένεσις , -εως , ἡ
(< γίγνομαι ),
[in LXX chiefly for H8435;]
1. origin, lineage: βίβλος γενέσεως (as in Genesis 2:4a Genesis 5:1), Matthew 1:1.
2. birth: Matthew 1:18, Luke 1:14 (Rec. γέννησις ); πρόσωπον τῆς γ ., face of his birth ("what God made him to be," Hort., in l), James 1:23; ὁ τροχὸς τῆς γ ., the wheel (course) of birth or creation ("the wheel of man's nature according to its original Divine purpose," Hort), James 3:6.†
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For γ . = ";birth, nativity,"; as in Luke 1:14, ct. Priene 105.48 (c. B.C. 9—see s.v. γενέσια ) τὸ ἀπὸ τῆς ἐκείνου γ [ενέ ]σεως ἄρχειν τῷ βίῳ τὸν χρόνον , Kaibel 314.21 οὐδ᾽ οὕτως μοι γένεσις δεινὴ πλησθεῖσ᾽ ἐκορέσθη —the sense appears to be ";nativity"; (astrological). Other examples are P Lond 98 recto.60 (a horoscope–i/ii A.D.) (= I. p. 130) ο ]ἰκ [οδεσπότης ] τῆς γενέσεως , a common phrase in nativities, and Ostr 1601 (a notice of birth or for a horoscope—A.D. 114) γένεσις παιδίου ἀρσενικοῦ ι ̄ζ ̄ (ἔτει ) Τραιανοῦ Καίσαρος τοῦ κυρίου . In the pre-Christian inscriptions of the Ægean Sea the phrase κατὰ γένεσιν is frequent in contrast to καθ᾽ υἱοθεσίαν : see e.g. Syll 905, and cf. Deissmann BS p. 239. In P. Oxy I. 120.8, a philosophic letter of iv/A.D., the word is used in the more general sense of ";existence,"; ";life";—μετρίων γὰρ καὶ δυστυχῶν γένεσιν αἴχοντες (l. ἔχ -) οὐδὲ οὕτω αἱαυτοῖς προσαίχομεν (l. ἑαυτοῖς προσέχομεν ), ";we fail to realize the inferiority and wretchedness to which we are born"; (Edd.). Not very different is P Leid W xiv. 15 (ii/iii A.D.) καὶ μην ̣εύσθω (l. -υέσθω ) μοι τὰ τῆς γενέσεώς μου , ";quae genituram meam spectant"; (Ed.).
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