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Strong's #115 - ἀθέτησις

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  1. abolition, disannulling, put away, rejection
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Strong #: 899 ‑ בֶּגֶד (behg'‑ed);  4604 ‑ מַעַל (mah'‑al);  6588 ‑ פֶּשַׁע (peh'‑shah);  7200 ‑ רָאָה (raw‑aw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀθέτ-ησις, ἡ,

I a setting aside, abolition, ἁμαρτίας Hebrews 9:26, cf. S.E. M. 8.142; ' annulling ' of a deed, PLond. 2.142.24 (i A. D.).

II rejection (of a spurious passage), A.D. Synt. 5.8, D.L. 3.66; generally, rejection, opp. ἐποχή, Cic. Att. 6.9.3.

III breach of faith, Vett.Val. 191.24 (pl.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀθέτησις, (εως, (ἀθετέω, which see; like νουθέτησις from νουθετεῖν), abolition: Hebrews 7:18; Hebrews 9:26; (found occasionally in later authors, as Cicero, ad Att. 6, 9; Diogenes Laërtius 3, 39, 66: in the grammarians rejection; more frequently in ecclesiastical writings).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀθέτησις -εως ,

(<ἀθετέω ),

[in LXX, usually of unfaithful, rebellious action: 1 Samuel 24:12 (H6588), Jeremiah 12:1 (H899), ??Daniel 9:7 (H4604) 2 Maccabees 14:28*;]

a disannulling, setting aside: Hebrews 7:18; Hebrews 9:26. (For similar usage in Papyri, v. Deiss., BS, 228 f.; MM, VGT, s.v.)†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The force of ἀθέτησις in Hebrews 7:18; Hebrews 9:26 is well brought out by Deissmann’s reference (BS p. 228 f.) to the technical legal formula in the papyri εἰς ἀθέτησιν καὶ ἀκύρωσιν, as in BGU I. 44.16 (A.D. 102) τὴν δ [ια ]γραφὴν εἰς ἀθέτησιν καὶ ἀκύρωσιν, ";the decree to be annulled and cancelled."; So P Amh II. 111.19 f. (A.D. 132), P. Tebt II. 397.12 (A.D. 198), P Saïd Khan 2b14 (B.C. 22), etc.


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List of Word Forms
αθετησιν αθέτησιν ἀθέτησιν αθετησις αθέτησις ἀθέτησις athetesin athetēsin athétesin athétēsin athetesis athetēsis athétesis athétēsis