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Strong's #2318 - θεοσεβής

from (G2316) and (G4576)
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

θεοσεβ-ής, ές,

fearing God, religious, Hdt. 1.86, 2.37, S. OC 260 (Sup.), Pl. Cra. 394d, al.; θ. μέλος Ar. Av. 897 (lyr.); τὸ θεοσεβές Pl. Epin. 977e. Adv. -βῶς X. Cyr. 3.3.58.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

θεοσεβής, θεοσεβες (Θεός and σέβομαι), worshipping God, pious: John 9:31. (the Sept.; Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Xenophon, Plato, others; (cf. Trench, § xlviii.).)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

θεοσεβής , -ές

(< θεός , σέβομαι ),

[in LXX for H430 H3373, Exodus 18:21, al.;]

God-fearing, godly: John 9:31.†

SYN.: εὐσεβής G2152 (q.v.), θρῆσκος G2357.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Like the preceding subst., the adj. is found in addresses, e.g. the already cited P Giss I. 55.1 (vi/A.D.) τῷ ἀγ ̣[απ ]η ̣τῷ καὶ θεοσεβεστάτῳ ἀδελφῷ. . . For its pagan use we may cite P Lond 23 (a).20 (B.C. 158–7) (= I. p. 38) where the assistance of Ptolemy Philometor is appealed to on behalf of a certain Apollonius—ἧς ἔχετε πρὸς πάντας τοὺς τοιούτους θεοσεβουάς. A remarkable form of the word appears in the interesting inscr., cited by Deissmann LAE, p. 446 f., which marked the place of the seats of the Jews in the theatre at Miletus : —Τόπος Εἰουδέων τῶν καὶ Θεοσεβίο (= ω)ν, ";Place of the Jews, who are also called God-fearing."; Deissmann assigns the inscr. to the Imperial age, and remarks that Θεοσέβιοι ";must already have been felt to be a proper name,"; comparing the use of Θεοσεβεῖς for the Hypsistarians (Schürer.3, iii. p. 124). See also Vett. Val. pp. 17.1, .19, 18.16, and the sepulchral inscr., Kaibel 729.2—

Ἐνθάδε ἐν εἰρήνῃ κεῖτε Ῥουφεῖνος ἀμύμων,


For the verb see the citation from Syll 325 s.v. ἡλικία. sub fin.


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List of Word Forms
θεοσεβείς θεοσεβης θεοσεβής θεοσεβὴς theosebes theosebēs theosebḕs
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