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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1496 - εἰδωλολάτρης
- a worshipper of false gods, a idolater
- used of any one even Christian, participant in any way in the worship of the heathen, esp. one who attends their sacrificial feasts and eats of the remains of offered victims
- a covetous man as a worshipper of Mammon
εἰδωλο-λάτρης, ου, ὁ, ἡ,
idol-worshipper, idolater, 1 Corinthians 5:10, etc.
† εἱωλολάτρης , -ον , ὁ
(< εἴδωλου + λάτρις , a hireling),
an idolator: 1 Corinthians 5:10-11; 1 Corinthians 6:9; 1 Corinthians 10:7, Ephesians 5:5, Revelation 21:8; Revelation 22:15 (Cremer, 709).†
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εἰδωλολάτρης and εἰδωλολατρία are regarded by Nägeli (p. 51) as Christian formations : cf. the Acts of the martyrdom of Christina PSI I. 27.21 (v/A.D.) ἐξῆλθεν τὸ πῦρ αἄφν [ω (l. ἄφνω) καὶ ἀπέκτ ]εινεν ψυχὰς [εἰδωλολατ ]ρῶν. A compound εἰδωλοποιητής is found in Vett. Valens p. 112.34. Εἰδωλομανία, a stronger formation than εἰδωλολατρία, appears quater in Barlaam and Ioasaph (viii/A.D.), e.g. ch. i. § 3 τῷ τῆς εἰδωλομανίας ἐμελαίνετο ζόφῳ, ";(Persia) was darkened with the gloom of idolatry.";
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