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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2937 - κτίσις
- the act of founding, establishing, building etc
- the act of creating, creation
- creation i.e. thing created
- of individual things, beings, a creature, a creation 1b
- anything created 1b
- after a rabbinical usage (by which a man converted from idolatry to Judaism was called) 1b
- the sum or aggregate of things created
- institution, ordinance
κτίσ-ις [ ῐ], εως, ἡ, (κτίζω)
1. founding, settling, Th. 6.5; ἀποικιῶν Isoc. 12.190, cf. Plb. 9.1.4 (pl.), etc.
2. loosely, = πρᾶξις, κούφα κ. an easy achievement, Pi. O. 13.83.
3. creation, κ. κόσμου Romans 1:20; ἀπ' ἀρχῆς κτίσεως Mark 10:6, Mark 13:19, etc.
II created thing, creature, LXX Ju. 9.12, Mark 16:15, Romans 8:19, etc.: in pl., LXX To. 8.5.
III authority created or ordained, 1 Peter 2:13.
κτίσις , -εως , ἡ
(< κτίζω ),
1. a founding, settling, foundation (cl.).
2. In LXX and NT,
(a) the act of creating, creation: Mark 10:6 (Swete, in l), Mark 13:19, Romans 1:20, 2 Peter 3:4;
(b) that which has been created, creation: Romans 1:25; Romans 8:39, Hebrews 4:13; καινὴ κ ., 2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 6:15; πάσῃ ἀνθρωπίνῃ κ . (Hort., in l), 1 Peter 2:13; collectively, of the sum of created things (Wisdom of Solomon 19:6, Judith 16:14), Mark 16:15, Colossians 1:15; Colossians 1:23 Hebrews 9:11, Revelation 3:14; of the irrational creation, Romans 8:19-22.†
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Syll 608.4 (i/B.C.) τοὺς γεγ [ενημένους ] ἀπὸ τῆς κτίσεως κατὰ γένος ἱερεῖς τοῦ Πο [σειδῶ ]νος, ib. 391.2 (A.D. 133) ἔτους γ ̄ τῆς καθιερώσεως τοῦδε τοῦ Ὀλυμπίου καὶ τῆς κτῖσεος τοῦ Πανελληνίου. In connexion with the NT usage for the Creation (Mark 10:6 al.), Hicks (CR i. p. 7) draws attention to κτίσις as the regular term for the founding of a city, e.g. Polyb. ix. 1. 4.
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