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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #113 - ἄθεσμος
- one who breaks through the restraint of law and gratifies his lusts
= cross ἀθέσμιος, LXX 3 Maccabees 5:12, Ph. 2.165, J. BJ 7.8.1, Plu. Caes. 10. Adv. -μως LXX 3 Maccabees 6:26 (v.l.), Hsch.
**† ἄ -θεσμος , -ον
(<θεσμός , law, custom),
[in LXX: 3 Maccabees 5:12; 3 Maccabees 6:26*;]
lawless, esp. of those who violate the law of nature and conscience (cf. MM, VGT, s.v.): 2 Peter 2:7; 2 Peter 3:17.†
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An instance of this word, which in the NT is confined to 2 Peter 2:7; 2 Peter 3:17, may be quoted from the late P Oxy I. 129.7 (vi/A.D.) where a man breaks off the engagement of his daughter to a certain Phoebammon, because it had come to his ears that the latter was giving himself over to ";lawless"; deeds—ἀκηκοέναι σε παρεμβάλλοντα ἑαυτὸν ἐν τοῖς αὐτοῖς ἀθέσμοις πράγμασιν.
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