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Strong's #2214 - ζήτησις

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  1. a seeking
  2. enquiry
  3. a questioning, debate
  4. a subject of questioning or debate, matter of controversy
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ζήτ-ησις, εως, ἡ,

1. seeking, search for, κατ' Εὐρώπης ζήτησιν ἐκπλῶσαι Hdt. 2.44; κατὰ βίου τε καὶ γῆς ζ. Id. 1.94, cf. 2.54; ἀνδρὸς κατὰ ζήτησιν in quest of him, S. Tr. 55; ἡ ζ. τῶν δρασάντων Th. 8.66; ζ. ἐπιστήμης Pl. Tht. 196d, etc.; τῆς τροφῆς Th. 8.57; τῆς ἀληθείας Id. 1.20.

2. searching, examining, ζήτησιν ἐποιέετο τῶν νεῶν searched the ships, Hdt. 6.118, cf. Lys. 12.30, Aeschin. 1.43.

3. inquiry, investigation, esp. of a philosophic nature, Pl. Cra. 406a, Ap. 29c, al.; περὶ τῆς τοῦ παντὸς φύσεως Id. Ti. 47a; ζ. τοῦ μέλλοντος διὰ ὀρνίθων ποιεῖσθαι inquire into the future by augury, Id. Phdr. 244c: in pl., Id. Phd. 66d, Phld. Rh. 1.276S., 2.185S.

4. judicial inquiry, Din. 1.10, POxy. 237 vi7 (ii A.D.), etc.: pl., suits, controversies, OGI 629.9 (Palmyra, ii A.D.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐκζήτησις (ἐκζητέω, which see), ἐκζητησεως, ;

1. an investigating.

2. a subject of subtle inquiry and dispute (R. V. questioning): 1 Timothy 1:4 T Tr (WH; see Ellicott at the passage and cf. οἰκονομία). (Basil Caesar., Didymus of Alexandria (circa ).)

STRONGS NT 2214: ζήτησις ζήτησις, ζητήσεως, (ζητέω);

a. a seeking: (Herodotus), Thucydides 8, 57; others;

b. inquiry (German die Frage): περί τίνος, Acts 25:20.

c. a questioning, debate: Acts 15:2 (for Rec. συζήτησις); 7 T Tr text WH; περί τίνος, John 3:25.

d. a subject of questioning or debate, matter of controversy: 1 Timothy 1:4 R G L; ; 2 Timothy 2:23; Titus 3:9.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

* ζήτησις , -εως ,

(< ζητέω ).

1. a seeking, search.

2. a questioning, inquiry, debate: Acts 15:2; Acts 15:7, 2 Timothy 2:23, Titus 3:9; seq. περί , John 3:26, Acts 25:20, 1 Timothy 6:4.†

*† ἐκ -ζήτησις , -εως ,

(< ἐκζητέω ),

a questioning (RV), subject for dispute: 1 Timothy 1:4.†

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Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The more technical use of this word, as in Acts 25:20, may be illustrated from the long petition of Dionysia P Oxy II. 237vi. 7 (A.D. 186) περὶ ἰδιωτικῶν ζητήσεων, ";concerning private suits,"; viii. 39 εἴ τις γένοιτο ζήτησις εἰς ὕστερον περὶ τῶν μὴ δεόντως ἀπογραψαμένων, ";if any inquiry is made hereafter concerning false returns"; (Edd.) : cf. ib. III. 513.45 (A.D. 184) ἐάν τις ζήτησις περὶ τούτου πρὸς σὲ γέ [νηται, and from the inscrr. OGIS 629.9 (A.D. 137) συνέβαινεν δὲ πλειστάκις περὶ τούτου ζητήσεις γείνεσθ [αι με ]ταξὺ τῶν ἐνπόρων πρὸς τοὺς τελώνας. For the ordinary meaning ";search"; see a proclamation by the prefect in A.D. 154–5 promising all who had fled from public burdens that, if they returned within three months—μ [ηδ ]εμίαν πρὸς α ̣[ ]τοὺς ζήτησιν ἔσεσθαι (BGU II. 372i. 19). The subst. occurs in a difficult phrase in an Imperial edict, probably to be assigned to Julian (see Archiv ii. p. 169), P Fay 20.14 ]πεὶ Καῖσάρ εἰμι καὶ περικέκμηκα τὸ κλῖνον ἀναλήμψεσθαι οὐχ ὅρων ζητήσεσιν ἀλλὰ σωφρο [σύνῃ, ";ever since I became Caesar, I have earnestly striven to restore vigour to what was in decline, not by acquisitions of territory (?) but by economy"; (Edd.). The word survives in literary MGr = ";search,"; ";seeking.";


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List of Word Forms
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