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Strong's #1588 - ἐκλεκτός
- picked out, chosen
- chosen by God,
- to obtain salvation through Christ 1a
- Christians are called "chosen or elect" of God
- the Messiah in called "elect", as appointed by God to the most exalted office conceivable
- choice, select, i.e. the best of its kind or class, excellence preeminent: applied to certain individual Christians
- chosen by God,
ἐκλεκτ-ός, ή, όν,
1. picked out, select, Ibyc. 22, Th. 6.100; τὸ τῶν ἐ. δικαστήριον Pl. Lg. 938b; ἐ. δικασταί, =Lat. iudices selecti, OGI 499.3 (ii A.D.). Adv. - τῶς interpol. in Suid.s.v. ἐπίλεκτος.
2. choice, pure, σμύρνη LXX Exodus 30:23; βοήθημα Ascl ap. Aët. 9.12; ἀνδρών PRein. 43.9 (ii A.D.); ἐκλεκτόν, = corn, Aq. Psalms 65:13(64).14.
II chosen of God, elect, LXX Isaiah 43:20, Mark 13:20, etc.
ἐκλεκτός, ἐκλεκτή, ἐκλεκτόν (ἐκλέγω), picked out, chosen; rare in Greek writ:, as Thucydides 6, 100; Plato, legg. 11, p. 938 b.; 12, 948 a., etc.; the Sept. for בָּחוּר and בָּחִיר; in the N. T.
1. chosen by God, and a. to obtain salvation through Christ (see ἐκλέγω); hence, Christians are called οἱ ἐκλεκτοί τοῦ Θεοῦ, the chosen or elect of God (cf. Winer's Grammar, 35 (34); 234 (219)), (יְהוָה בְּחִירֵי, said of pious Israelites Isaiah 65:9, 15, 23; Psalm 104:43
b. The Messiah is called preeminently ὁ ἐκλεκτός τοῦ Θεοῦ, as appointed by God to the most exalted office conceivable: Luke 23:35, cf. Luke 9:35 L marginal reading T Tr WH; cf. Dillmann, Das Buch Henoch (übers. u. erkhärt;allgem. Einl.), p. 23:
c. Angels are called ἐκλεκτοί, as those whom God has chosen out from other created beings to be peculiarly associated with him, and his highest ministers in governing the universe: 1 Timothy 5:21; see ἅγιος, 1 b.; μαρτύρομαι δέ ἐγώ μέν ὑμῶν τά ἅγια καί τούς ἱερούς ἀγγέλους τοῦ Θεοῦ, Josephus, b. j. 2, 16, 4 under the end; (yet others explain by 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6; cf. Ellicott on 1 Timothy, the passage cited).
2. universally, choice, select, i. e. the best of its kind or class, excellent, preeminent: applied to certain individual Christians, 2 John 1:1, 13; with ἐν κυρίῳ added, eminent as a Christian (see ἐν, I. 6 b.), Romans 16:13; of things: λίθος, 1 Peter 2:4 (6) (Isaiah 28:16; 2 Esdr. 5:8; Enoch, chapter 8 Greek text, Dillmann edition, p. 82f).
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ἐκ -λεκτός , -ή , -όν
(< ἐκλέγω ),
1. choice, select (cl., rarely; Thuc., Plat., al.), hence, eminent: Romans 16:13 (cf. Ezekiel 27:24).
2. As in Inscr. (MM, Exp., xii), chosen; esp. as in LXX, of Israel, elect, chosen of God (Isaiah 65:9, Psalms 105:43, al.); so in NT;
(a) of Christ: Luke 23:35 (cf. Isaiah 42:1); fig., λίθος , 1 Peter 2:4-6 (LXX);
(b) of holy angels: 1 Timothy 5:21;
(c) of Christians: Matthew 24:22; Matthew 24:24, Mark 13:20; Mark 13:22; Mark 13:27, 2 Timothy 2:10, 1 Peter 1:1; τ . θεοῦ , Luke 18:7, Romans 8:33, Colossians 3:12, Titus 1:1; τ . Χριστοῦ , Matthew 24:31; ἐ . κυρία , 2 John 1:1; ἀδελφή , 2 John 1:13; γένος , 1 Peter 2:9 (LXX); κλητοὶ καὶ ἐ . κ . πιστοί , Revelation 17:14; opp. to κλητός (not so in Epp.; v. Lft. on Colossians 3:12), Matthew 20:16 (T, WH, txt., R, omit) Matthew 22:14 (Cremer, 405, 775).†
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In P Rein 43.9 (A.D. 102) a ";choice"; or ";beautiful"; lodging which is being let is described as ἐκλεκτὸν ἀντρῶνα (l. ἀνδρῶνα). For the distinctive Biblical use of the word, cf. farm-accounts—P Fay 102.3, al. (c. A.D. 105) where ἐγλεκ (τοί) is applied to baskets ";‘selected,’ i.e. of a better quality than the rest"; (Edd.), and OGIS 499.3 (ii/A.D.) τῶν ἐκλεκτῶν ἐν Ῥώμῃ δικαστῶν, with which Dittenberger compares ib. 567.10 (ii/A.D.) ἐπίλεκτον κριτήν, the iudex selectus of the Latin inscriptions. The Avircius epitaph—late ii/A.D.—from MS. of Acta Sanctorum has ἐκλεκτῆς πόλεως ὁ πολείτης τοῦτ᾽ ἐποίησα. See also BGU II. 603.18 (c. A.D. 167) ἐλαίας ἐγλεκτῆς.
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