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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4318 - προσαγωγή
- the act of bringing to, a moving to
- access, approach
- to God, i.e. that relationship with God whereby we are acceptable to him and have assurance that he is favourably disposed towards him
bringing to, πρὸς τὴν τῆς τροφῆς π. for the purpose of bringing the food to the mouth, Arist. PA 687b26; οἰκοδόμῳ εἰς π. πλίνθου PCair.Zen. 176.14 (iii B.C.) .
2. bringing up, μηχανημάτων, ὀργάνων, Plb. 1.48.2 (pl.), 14.10.9 (pl.); ποιεῖσθαι τὴν π., much like our phrase 'to make approaches', Id. 9.41.1 .
3. a bringing over, acquisition, ξυμμάχων Th. 1.82; ἐκ π. φίλος a friend under compulsion, D. 23.174 ( ἐκ προαγωγῆς Harp. ).
4. administering or taking of medicine, Phld. Ir. p.44 W.(pl.), Dsc. 4.148.
II solemn approach, as at festivals or in supplication, Hdt. 2.58 (pl.).
2. approach, access, introduction to a person, esp. to a king's presence, X. Cyr. 7.5.45, cf. Ep.Romans 5:2, Ep.Ephesians 2:18, etc.
3. π. νεῶν a place for ships to put in, Plb. 10.1.6, cf. D.S. 13.46, Plu. Aem. 13 .
4. attack, Aen.Tact. 10.23 (pl.).
5. addition, of food, opp. ἀφαίρεσις, Hp. Insomn. 89; ἐκ προσαγωγῆς by gradual additions, gradually, Id. Acut. 11, Thphr. HP 3.10.5, etc.; opp. ἀθρόος, Arist. Pol. 1308b16; ἐκ π. καὶ κατὰ μικρόν ib. 1306b14, cf. 1315a13; opp. ἐξαίφνης, Id. Mete. 368a7; τόποι ὑψηλοὶ ἐκ π. rising gradually to a height, ib. 350b22 .
III accession, addition, Epicur. Fr. 190 .
2. increase of rent, PTeb. 72.449 (ii B. C.) . surface of a stone intended for application to another, IG 22.244.102 (pl.).
* προσ -αγωγή , -ῆς , ἡ ,
(< προσάγω ),
1. a bringing to.
2. approach, access (v. Lft., Notes, 284; MM, xxi): Romans 5:2, Ephesians 2:18; Ephesians 3:12 (but v. Ellic., Eph., 59 f., where the transitive sense "introduction " is advocated).†
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