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Strong's #1384 - δόκιμος

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  1. accepted, particularly of coins and money.
  2. accepted, pleasing, acceptable
In the ancient world there was no banking system as we know it today, and no paper money. All money was made from metal, heated until liquid, poured into moulds and allowed to cool. When the coins were cooled, it was necessary to smooth off the uneven edges. The coins were comparatively soft and of course many people shaved them closely. In one century, more than eighty laws were passed in Athens, to stop the practice of shaving down the coins then in circulation. But some money changers were men of integrity, who would accept no counterfeit money. They were men of honour who put only genuine full weighted money into circulation. Such men were called "dokimos" or "approved". Donald Barnhouse
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2212 ‑ זָקַק (zaw‑kak');  2889 ‑ טָהֹר (haw‑hore', taw‑hore');  3366 ‑ יְקָר (yek‑awr');  5674 ‑ עָבַר (aw‑bar');  6338 ‑ פָּזַז (paw‑zaz');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

δόκῐμ-ος, ον

(Dor. α, ον Tab.Heracl. 1.103), (δέχομαι) acceptable: hence,

1 of persons, trustworthy, Heraclit. 28 (Sup.), Democr. 67; approved, esteemed, Hdt. 1.65, al.; δ. παρά τινι Id. 7.117; δοκιμώτατος Ἑλλάδι most approved by Hellas, her noblest son, E. Supp. 277 (anap.): c. inf., of approved ability to do.., δόκιμος δ' οὔτις.. εἴργειν A. Pers. 87 (lyr.).

2. of things, excellent, τὸ ἔαρ -ώτατον Hdt. 7.162; notable, considerable, ποταμός Id. 7.129; approved, κριθὰ καθαρὰ δ. Tab.Heracl. l. c.; δ. ἀργύριον legal tender, D. 35.24, cf. PLond. 3.938.6 (iii A. D.); ὕμνος acceptable, Pi. N. 3.11.

3. Adv. -μως really, genuinely, A. Pers. 547 (lyr.), X. Cyr. 1.6.7.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

δόκιμος, δόκιμον (δέχομαι); from Herodotus down;

1. properly, accepted, particularly of coins and metals, Genesis 23:16; 2 Chronicles 9:17; Lucian, Herm. 68, etc.; hence, universally, proved, tried: in the N. T. one who is of tried faith and integrity (R. V. approved), Romans 16:10 (τόν δόκιμον ἐν Χριστῷ, the approved servant of Christ); 1 Corinthians 11:19; 2 Corinthians 10:18; 2 Corinthians 13:7; 2 Timothy 2:15 (παρισταναι ἑαυτόν δόκιμον τῷ Θεῷ); James 1:12.

2. accepted, equivalent to acceptable, pleasing: εὐάρεστος τῷ Θεῷ καί δόκιμος (L marginal reading δοκιμοις) τοῖς ἀνθρώποις, Romans 14:18.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

δοκίμιος , -α , -ον

(< δοκιμή ),

[in LXX: ἀργύριον δ . (H5948), Psalms 12:6; and as v.l. for δόκιμος (B), ἀργυρίου δ . (H2212 pual.), 1 Chronicles 29:4 (Bab); εἰ δ .ίστιν (H3366), Zechariah 11:13 א c a vid, Q *)*;]

= δόκιμος ,

tested, approved: τὸ δ . ὑμῶν τ . πίστεως , that which is approved in your faith, 1 Peter 1:7 (where Hort suggests the v.l. δόκιμος , found in some cursives), James 1:3 (but v. Mayor, in l For full discussion of this word, not hitherto found in a Gk. Lexicon, and for exx. of its use in Papyri, v. Deiss. (to whom is due the credit of its discovery), BS, 259 ff.; MM, Exp., xi; cf. also Milligan, NTD, 76).†

δόκιμος , -ον

(< δέκομαι = δέχομαι ),

[in LXX for H2212 pual., etc.;]

primarily of metals, tested, accepted, approved: of persons, Romans 14:18; Romans 16:10, 1 Corinthians 11:19, 2 Corinthians 10:18; 2 Corinthians 13:7, 2 Timothy 2:15, James 1:12 (Cremer, 212, 697).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

P Hamb I. 2.15 (A.D. 59) ἀργύριον ἐπίσημον δόκιμον ἀρεστὸν ἀνυπόλογον παντὸς ὑπ [ο ]λόγου, P Amh II. 89.9 (A.D. 121) τὸ (l. τὸν) δὲ ἀργυρικὸν φόρον δόκιμον ἄριστον (or ἀριστόν for ἀρεστόν), P Oxy II. 265.25 (A.D. 81–95) τὰ τοῦ χρυσίου δοκίμου μναιαῖα τέσσαρα, P Flor I. 41.16 (A.D. 140) τὸ μὲν ἀργύριον δόκιμον, τὸν δὲ πυρ ̣ὸν νέον καθ (αρὸν) ἄδολ (ον), so ib. 72.11 (A.D. 128–9), etc. The combination with ἀρεστός in the first (and probably the second) citation may partly illustrate the combination of Romans 14:18 (cf. 12.2). In another combination we have the adj. in the Will of Epicteta, Michel 1001 iv. 33 (Theran Doric—c. B.C. 200) παρεξοῦντι δὲ οἱ δωρεὰν ἐπιμηνιεύοντες οἷνον ξενικὸν ἱκανὸν δόκιμον ἕως τριῶν πινόντων.


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List of Word Forms
δοκιμοι δόκιμοι δοκιμον δόκιμον δόκιμόν δοκιμος δόκιμος δοκίμου δοκίμω dokimoi dókimoi dokimon dókimon dokimos dókimos
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