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Strong's #2405 - ἱερατεία

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Noun Feminine
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  1. the priesthood, the office of a priest
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 646 ‑ אֵפֹד (ay‑fode', ay‑fode');  3547 ‑ כָּהַן (kaw‑han');  3550 ‑ כְּהֻנָּה (keh‑hoon‑naw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἱερᾱτ-εία, ἡ,

priesthood, Arist. Pol. 1328b13, OGI 90.52 (Rosetta, ii B.C.), LXX Exodus 29:9, Luke 1:9, IG 5(2).516 (Lycosura, i A. D.), etc.: Ion. ἱρητήη Schwyzer 692 (Chios, V B.C.); later ἱερητείη and ἱέρᾱτ-α GDI ivpp.885-6 (Erythrae, iv B.C.), SIG 1014.14 (ibid., iii B.C.), 1015.5 (Halic.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἱερατεία (WH ἱερατια; cf. Iota), ἱερατείας, (ἱερατεύω), the priesthood, the office of priest: Luke 1:9; Hebrews 7:5. (the Sept. for כְּהֻנָּה; Aristotle, pol. 7, 8; Dionysius Halicarnassus; Boeckh, Inscriptions ii., pp. 127, 23; 363, 27.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament


(WH, -ία ), -ας ,

(< ἱερατεύω ),

[in LXX for H3547 pi., H3550 (Exodus 29:9, al.), exc. Hosea 3:4 (H646)*;]

priesthood, office of priest: Luke 1:9, Hebrews 7:5.†

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

ἱερατεία (-τία) of the actual service of a priest (Luke 1:9, Hebrews 7:5) as distinguished from the more abstract ἱερωσύνη (Hebrews 7:11 al.) may be illustrated from Priene139.7 (before B.C. 335) περὶ τῆς δίκης τῆς γενομένης περὶ τῆς ἱερατείης τοῦ Διός. The distinction, however, frequently disappears : cf. e.g. P Tebt II. 298.14 (A.D. 107–8) where certain priests pay 52 drachmae ὑπὲρ. . τῆς ἱερατεία [ς, Syll 601.5 (iii/B.C.) ] πριάμε [νο ]ς [τὴ ]ν ἱερητείαν τῆς Ἀρτέμιδος τῆς ΙΙεργαίας πα [ρέξ ]εται ἱέρειαν ἀστὴν κτλ., and OGIS90.52 (Rosetta stone—B.C. 196) καὶ καταχωρίσαι εἰς πάντας τοὺς χρηματισμοὺς. . . [τὴν ] ἱερατείαν αὐτοῦ, ";and that his priesthood shall be entered upon all formal documents"; (Mahaffy). See further s.v. ἱερωσύνη.

The adj. ἱερατικός is used of ";priestly"; descent in P Tebt II. 293.13 (c. A.D. 187) ]πιζητοῦντί σοι εἰ ἔστιν ἱ [ερα ]τικοῦ [γέ ]νους, and in ib. 291.48 (A.D. 162) where a priest claims to be γένους ἱερατικ [ο ] on the ground of his knowledge of hieratic and Egyptian writing .41 ff. ἀπ ]ο ̣δε ̣ι ̣ξι ̣ν δοὺς τοῦ ἐπίστασθαι [ἱε ]ρατικὰ [καὶ ] Αἰγύπτια γ ̣ράμ [ματ ]α ἐξ ἧς οἱ ἱερογραμματεῖς προήνεν ̣καν βίβλου ἱερατικῆς.


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List of Word Forms
ιερατεία ιερατείαν ἱερατείαν ιερατείας ἱερατείας ιερατειών ιερατιαν ἱερατίαν ιερατιας ἱερατίας hierateian hierateían hierateias hierateías ierateian ierateias
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