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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #112 - ἄθεος
- without God, knowing and worshipping no God
- denying the gods, esp. the recognised gods of the state
- godless, ungodly
- abandoned by the gods
ἄθεος (B), ον,
1. without vision, τινός Plot. 5.3.17 (s.v.l.; ἀθέ[ατ] ος Volkmann).
2. unseen, Sch. Opp. H. 1.10.
* ἄ -θεος , -ον ,
1. in cl.
(a) slighting or denying the gods (Plat.; cf. MM, VGT, s.v.);
(b) godless, ungodly (find.);
(c) abandoned by the gods (Soph.)
2. In the NT (cf. Lft. on Ign. ad Trall., § 3), of the heathen, without God, not knowing God (Cremer, 281): Ephesians 2:12.†
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OGIS 569.22 (iv/A.D.) τῆς τῶν ἀθέων ἀπεχθοῦς ἐπιτηδεύσεως. For the popular cry αἶρε τοὺς ἀθέους, ";Away with the atheists,"; directed against the early Christians, see the account of the martyrdom of Polycarp in Eus. H.E. iv. 15, 19 : cf. ib. ix. 10, 12, παρ᾽ ᾧ γε (Maximinus) μικρῷ πρόσθεν δυσσεβεῖς ἐδοκοῦμεν καὶ ἄθεοι καὶ παντὸς ὄλεθροι τοῦ βίου. See also the Logion P Oxy I. 1 recto.3 ἐὰν ὦσιν [`b᾽ οὐκ ] ε [ἰσὶ ]ν ̣ α ̣̀θ ̣εοι.
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