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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4202 - πορνεία
- illicit sexual intercourse
- adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, intercourse with animals etc.
- sexual intercourse with close relatives; Lev. 18
- sexual intercourse with a divorced man or woman; Mk. 10:11,
- metaph. the worship of idols
- of the defilement of idolatry, as incurred by eating the sacrifices offered to idols
Ion. πορν-είη, ἡ,
prostitution, Hp. Epid. 7.122, etc.; of a man, D. 19.200; fornication, unchastity, Matthew 19:9 : pl., 1 Corinthians 7:2 .
II metaph., idolatry, LXX Hosea 4:11,al.
πορνεία , -ας , ἡ
[in LXX for H8457 and cogn. forms;]
fornication: Acts 15:20; Acts 15:29; Acts 21:25, 1 Corinthians 5:1; 1 Corinthians 6:13; 1 Corinthians 6:18, 2 Corinthians 12:21, Galatians 5:19, Ephesians 5:3, Colossians 3:5, 1 Thessalonians 4:3 (Lft., Notes, 53), Revelation 9:21; pl. (v. WM, 220; Bl., § 32, 6), 1 Corinthians 7:2; disting. from μοιχεία , Matthew 15:19, Mark 7:21; = μοιχεία (Amos 8:17 Sirach 23:23, al.), Matthew 5:32; Matthew 19:9. Metaph. (of idolatry: Deuteronomy 23:2, Hosea 1:2): John 8:41 (Westc., in l), and so perh. (Thayer-Grimm, s.v.; but v. Swete, in 11.), Revelation 2:21; Revelation 14:18; Revelation 17:2; Revelation 17:4; Revelation 18:3; Revelation 19:2.†
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The force of προ – in composition is raised again by this word, as e.g. in the marriage contract BGU IV. 1050.27 (time of Augustus) : the contract is to be deposited ἐν ἡμέραις χρηματιζούσαις πέντε ἀφ᾽ ἧς ἂν ἀλλήλοις προείπωσιν ̣, ";within the five days named from the day on which they settle it with one another."; Here the προ – simply implies that the terms of the contract have been discussed beforehand, and then embodied in the legal document For this ordinary time sense in the NT, cf. 2 Corinthians 13:2, Galatians 5:21, and 1 Thessalonians 3:4 (with Milligan’s note). In Kaibel 621.4 (ii/iii A.D.) ὃς προλέγει θνατοῖς εὐφροσύνης μετέχειν, the editor renders προλέγει by ";hortatur"; (see Index s.v.).
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