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Strong's #5538 - χρηματισμός

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  1. a divine response, an oracle
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Strong #: 4853 ‑ מַשָּׂא (mas‑saw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

χρημᾰτ-ισμός, ὁ, negotiation, giving audience to ambassadors, Plb. 28.16.10 (pl.); ἐποιεῖτο τὸν χ. καὶ τοὺς λόγους ib. 16.4, cf. Vett.Val. 63.20 (pl.).

2. decree or ordinance, made by a sovereign or some public authority, D.S. 1.64, 70 (but χ. στρατηγῶν business introduced by the generals, Decr.Del. ap. J. AJ 14.10.14); decision on a case or petition, UPZ 25.2 (ii B. C.), OGI 139.18(pl., Philae, ii B. C.), etc.

3. administration of justice by χρηματισταί, PCair.Zen. 513 (iii B. C.).

4. any public instrument or document, D.S. 14.13, Supp.Epigr. 3.367.34 (Lebad., ii B.C.), LXX 2 Maccabees 11:17; public records, PEnteux. 22.9 (iii B. C.), PPar. 65.15 (ii B. C.), Chron.Lind. A. 7 (pl.), Supp.Epigr. 3.674.32 (Rhodes, ii B. C.). generally, deed, legal instrument, Arch.Pap. 4.130iii 41 (ii A. D.), etc.; δημόσιος χ. notarial instrument, Mitteis Chr. 200.9 (iii A. D.), etc.: pl., ib.192.35 (Edict of Mettius Rufus, i A. D.); τῶν δούλων τοὺς χ. the title-deeds referring to the slaves, PUniv.Giss. 20.8 (ii A. D.).

5. oracular response, divine injunction or warning, LXX 2. Ma. 2.4, Romans 11:4, Artem. 1.2, Vett.Val. 1.7, PMag.Par. 1.2206.

II (from Med.) doing business for one's own gain, money-making, freq. in Pl., ἀμελήσας χρηματις μοῦ καὶ οἰκονομίας Ap. 36b; ἰάτρευσις καὶ ὁ ἄλλος χ. R. 357c; χ. διὰ βαναυσίας καὶ τόκων Lg. 743d; ὁ ἐκ γῆς χ. ib. 949e: pl., R. 465c, Lg. 741e, Isoc. 3.50; χρηματισμός, οὐ λῃτουργία γέγονεν ἡ τριηραρχία D. 21.167.

III later, appellation, title, designation, SIG 739.2 (Delph., i B. C.), D.L. 1.48 (pl.); use of a name or designation, Arch.Pap. 4.122v7 (ii A. D.); simply, name, Dosith.p.382K. 'affair', χ. εὔχρηστος (of σπάργανα) Sor. 1.111 (sed leg. σχημ-.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

χρηματισμός, χρηματισμοῦ, (χρηματίζω, which see), a divine response, an oracle: Romans 11:4. (2 Macc. 2:4; cf. Diodorus 1, 1; 14, 7; Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 17, 5 [ET]; (cf. Artemidorus Daldianus, oneir. 1, 2, p. 8; Suicer, Thesaurus under the word (vol. 2, col. 1532)); in various other senses in the Greek writings from Xenophon, and Plato down.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

χρηματισμός , -οῦ ),

(< χρηματίζω , q.v.),

[in LXX: Proverbs 31:1 (H4853), 2 Maccabees 2:4; 2 Maccabees 11:17*;]

a divine response, an oracle: Romans 11:4 (Xen., Plat., al.).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
χρηματισμος χρηματισμός chrematismos chrematismós chrēmatismos chrēmatismós
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