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Strong's #1919 - ἐπίγειος

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  1. existing upon the earth, earthly, terrestrial
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KJV (7)
John 1
1 Corinthians 2
2 Corinthians 1
Philippians 2
James 1
NAS (9)
John 2
1 Corinthians 2
2 Corinthians 1
Philippians 3
James 1
HCS (7)
John 1
1 Corinthians 2
2 Corinthians 1
Philippians 2
James 1
BSB (7)
John 1
1 Corinthians 2
2 Corinthians 1
Philippians 2
James 1
ESV (8)
Luke 1
John 1
1 Corinthians 2
2 Corinthians 1
Philippians 2
James 1
WEB (8)
John 1
1 Corinthians 2
2 Corinthians 2
Philippians 2
James 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐπίγειος, ον,


1. on or of the earth, terrestrial, ζῷα Pl. R. 546a; βροτοί IG 14.1571; opp. ὑπόγειος, PMag.Par. 1.3043 (iii A.D.), etc.

2.. creeping, of plants, Thphr. HP 3.18.6, 6.2.2, al.; but land -plants, opp. water-plants, Arist. PA 681a21; living on the ground, [ ὄρνιθες], τετράποδα, Id. HA 633b1, PA 657b24.

3.. neut. pl., ἐπίγεια ground-floor, opp. πύργος διώρυφος, PPetr. 2p.20 (iii B.C.).

II. Subst. ἐπίγειον, τό, misspelling of ἐπίγυον, v.l. in Ar. Fr. 80, 426. (Cf. ἐπίγαιος.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐπίγειος, ἐπιγειον (ἐπί and γῆ), existing upon the earth, earthly, terrestrial: οἰκία, the house we live in on earth, spoken of the body with which we are clothed in this world, 2 Corinthians 5:1; σώματα ἐπίγεια, opposed to ἐπουράνια, 1 Corinthians 15:40; absolutely, οἱ ἐπιγειοι (opposed to οἱ ἐπουράνιοι and οἱ καταχτονιοι), those who are on earth, the inhabitants of the earth, men, Philippians 2:10; τά ἐπίγεια, things done on earth, spoken of the new birth wrought by the Holy Spirit, John 3:12; cf. Knapp, Scripta var. Arg., p. 212f; τά ἐπίγεια φόνειν, to set the mind on the pleasures and good things of earth, Philippians 3:19; σοφία ἐπίγειος (opposed to ἄνωθεν κατερχομένη), the wisdom of man, liable to error and misleading, James 3:15. (From Plato down; nowhere in the O. T.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* ἐπί -γειος , -ον

(< ἐπί , γῆ ),

of the earth, earthly: τὰ ἐ ., John 3:12 Philippians 2:10; Philippians 3:19 (anarth.); σώματα , 1 Corinthians 15:40; οἰκία , 2 Corinthians 5:1; σοφία , James 3:15 (Cremer, 153).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

In striking resemblance to Philippians 2:10 is the use of this word in the magic P Par 574.3043 (iii/A.D.) (= Deissmann LAE, p. 252 f.) καὶ σὺ λάλησον ὁποῖον ἐὰν ἦς ἐπεουράνιον ἢ ἀέριον εἴτε ἐπίγειον εἴτε ὑπόγειον ἢ καταχθόνιον κτλ. The passage ";is not a quotation from St. Paul,"; but ";the papyrus and St. Paul are both using familiar Jewish categories"; (ib. p. 257 n..11). See also P Lond 46.167 (iv/A.D.) (= I. p. 70) ἵνα μοι ἦν ὑπήκοος πᾶς δαίμων οὐράνιος καὶ αἰθέριος καὶ ἐπίγειος καὶ ὑπόγειος κτλ., and Wünsch AF 4.11 (iii/A.D.) where ἐπίγειος is found in combination with οὐράνιος and χθόνιος. In P Petr II. 8(c).10 (B.C. 246) ἐπίγεια, ";ground-floor buildings,"; are contrasted with πύργος διώρυφος, ";a tower of two stories"; (see the Editor’s note). On the form see Mayser Gr. p. 448.


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List of Word Forms
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