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Strong's #2406 - ἱεράτευμα

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  1. the office of a priest
  2. the order or body of priests
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Strong #: 3547 ‑ כָּהַן (kaw‑han');  
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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

ἱεράτευμα, ἱερατευματος, τό (ἱερατεύω), (priesthood i. e.)

a. the office of priest.

b. the order or body of priests (see ἀδελφότης, αἰχμαλωσία, διασπορά, θεραπεία); so Christians are called, because they have access to God and offer not external but 'spiritual' (πνευματικά) sacrifices: 1 Peter 2:5; also βασίλειον ἱεράτευμα, 1 Peter 2:9 (after Exodus 19:6, the Sept.), priests of kingly rank, i. e. exalted to a moral rank and freedom which exempts them from the control of everyone but God and Christ. (Exodus 23:22, etc.; 2 Macc. 2:17); not found in secular authors.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἱεράτευμα , -τος , τό

(< ἱερατεύω ),

[in LXX: βασίλειον ἱ ., Exodus 19:1-25; Exodus 6:1-30 (H3548 H4467) Exodus 23:22, 2 Maccabees 2:17*;]

a priesthood, body of priests: ἱ ἅγιον , 1 Peter 2:5; βασ . , 1 Peter 2:9 (LXX, Ex, l.c.).†

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

No ex. of this subst. has yet been found outside Biblical and ecclesiastical Greek, but cf. OGIS51.11 (iii/B.C.) ἐκτενῶς ἑαυτὸν συνεπιδιδοὺς εἰς τὸ συναύξεσθαι τὸ τεχνίτευμα, where τεχνίτευμα seems to be used in the same collective sense of a ";body"; of artificers, as ἱεράτευμα of a ";body"; of priests in 1 Peter 2:9 : in ib..5 Hort ad l. gives good reason for preferring the meaning ";act or office of priesthood."; His whole note on this group of words should be consulted.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
ιερατευμα ιεράτευμα ἱεράτευμα hierateuma hieráteuma ierateuma
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