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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2472 - ἰσότιμος
- equally precious
- equally honoured, to be esteemed equal to
1. equal in honour or privilege, Απόλλων (i.e. sharing the honours paid to Zeus) OGI 234.25 (Delph., iii B.C.), CR Acad.Inscr. 1906.419 (Alabanda); ὁ θεὸς.. -ον παρέχι τράπεζαν τοῖς ὁποθενοῦν ἀφικνουμένοις BCH 51.73 (Panamara); πίστις 2 Peter 1:1; οἱ πρῶτοι καὶ ἰ. Plu. Lys. 19, cf. Wilcken Chr. 13.10 (i A.D.), Luc. D Mort. 24.3, etc.; πόλεις τισί D.Chr. 41.2: Comp. -ότεροι, τοῖς κρατοῦσιν Id. 39.4; τὸ ἰ.,= ἰσοτιμία, Ph. 2.246; of a person, maintaining equality of privilege, Hdn. 2.4.9. Adv. -μως, τινάς τισιν ἄγειν Ath. 5.177c; ζῶντα δικαίως καὶ ἰ. OGI 544.34 (Ancyra, ii A.D.), cf. CIG 4032.5 (ibid.), IGRom. 3.195 (ibid.); ἰ. ἔχουσι πρὸς ἀλλήλους οἱ ὅροι Phlp. in APr. 167.14, cf. Alex.Aphr. in Metaph. 241.11.
2. generally, equal in value: hence, equal, ἁμάρτημα ἀκούσιον ἰ. ἑκουσίῳ Ph. 2.248; τὸ ἰ. δυσέφικτον ἐν ταῖς ἀμοιβαῖς Hdn. 2.3.6; ἰ. μάχη evenly balanced, Ael. NA 10.1.
3. as title of rank at the Ptolemaic court, τῶν ἰσοτίμων τοῖς πρώτοις φίλοις PRyl. 66 intr., 253 (ii B.C.), Arch.Pap. 6.372.
† ἰσότιμος , -ον ,
(< ἴσος , τιμή ),
equally privileged, held in equal honour: πίστις , 2 Peter 1:1 (R, mg., equally precious, but v Field, Notes, 240; Mayor, in l).†
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Field (Notes, p. 240) has shown that the emphatic idea in this word is equality, and hence that in 2 Peter 1:1, the only place where it occurs in the NT, it means ";equal,"; ";equally privileged,"; a faith which puts the readers of the letter on. an equality with the Apostles. In support of this rendering we may refer to OGIS 234.25 (B.C. 223–187) Ἀπόλλωνος Ἰσοτίμου, where the unusual epithet brings out, as the editor remarks, that this god was not of less honour than Zeus Chrysaoreus, mentioned just before, and to ib. 544.33 (ii/A.D.), where a man is described as ζῶντά τε δικα [ί ]ως καὶ ἰσοτείμως, the adverb showing ";merita hominis virtutesque non minores esse honoribus quibus afficiatur"; : cf. also P Ryl II. 253 (B.C. 143–2) Ἀπ ̣ο ̣[λλοδώρω ]ι τῶν ἰσ ̣[οτίμ ]ων τοῖς π [ρ ]ώτοις φίλοις, Chrest. I. 13.10 (A.D. 34–5), and for the force of compounds with ἰσο - such expressions as P Lond 1200.10 (B.C. 192 or 168 (= I. p. 3) χαλκοῦ ἰσονόμου, ";copper at par,"; and P Hawara 65.19 (= Archiv v. p. 382) ἀρρωστίαν ἰσοθάνατο (ν) [ἐξ ]ήντλησα, ";I have endured a sickness like death.";
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