the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26
Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #4167 - ποίμνη
- a flock (esp.) of sheep
- of Christ's flock i.e. the body of those who follow Jesus as their guide and keeper
flock, Od. 9.122; prop. of sheep, βουκολίας ἀγέλας τε καὶ αἰπόλια πλατἔ αἰγῶν ποίμνας τ' είροπόκων ὀΐων Hes. Th. 446; τά τε αἰπόλια καὶ τὰς π. καὶ τὰ βουκόλια Hdt. 1.126, cf. A. Pr. 653, Pl. R. 415e, etc.: generally, ποῖμναι κάπρων λεόντων τε Pi. Fr. 238; of a single animal, χρυσεόμαλλος π., of the ram with golden fleece, E. El. 725 (lyr.), cf. Antiph. 52.4 .
2. metaph. of persons, A. Supp. 642 (lyr., of the Furies), Eu. 197; ποίμνη δίπους, of mankind, Pl. Plt. 267c .
ποίμνη, ποίμνης, ἡ (contracted from ποιμενη; see ποιμήν) (from Homer (Odyssey 9, 122) on), a flock (especially) of sheep: Matthew 26:31; Luke 2:8; 1 Corinthians 9:7; tropically (of Christ's flock i. e.) the body of those who follow Jesus as their guide and keeper, John 10:16.
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ποίμνη , -ης , ἡ ,
[in LXX: Genesis 32:16 (17) (H5739), Zechariah 13:7 A *;]
a flock, prop., of sheep: Matthew 26:31, Luke 2:8, 1 Corinthians 9:7. Metaph., of Christ's followers, John 10:16.†
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For this verb = ";foreknow,"; ";know previously,"; as in the Apocrypha (Sap 6.13 al.) and 2 Peter 3:17, cf. BGU IV. 1141.39 (B.C. 14) διὰ τὸ προε ̣γ ̣νωκέναι (corrected from προεγνωκώς) με περὶ τῶν δ ̣α ̣κ ̣τ ̣υ ̣λ ̣ι ̣δ ̣ι ̣ω ̣ν ̣. In 1 Peter 1:20 Hort (Comm. ad l.) thinks the meaning is rather ";designate before"; to a position or function.
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