the Week of Proper 4 / Ordinary 9
Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #572 - ἁπλότης
- singleness, simplicity, sincerity, mental honesty
- the virtue of one who is free from pretence and hypocrisy
- not self seeking, openness of heart manifesting itself by generousity
ἁπλότης, ητος, ἡ,
I singleness, τῆς φωνῆς Arist. Aud. 801a19.
1. simplicity, πόλεως X. HG 6.1.18; κατὰ τὴν μουσικήν Pl. R. 404e; τῆς τροφῆς D.S. 3.17: of literarystyle, D.H. Rh. 9.14: pl., ἁπλότητες λόγων ibid.
2. of persons, simplicity, frankness, sincerity, X. Cyr. 1.4.3, LXX Wisdom of Solomon 1:1, Plb. 1.78.8, D.S. 5.66, etc.; ἡ εἰς τὸν Χριστὸν ἁ. 2 Corinthians 11:3.
3. open-heartedness: hence, liberality, ib. 8.2, 9.11, cf. IG 14.1517.
ἁπλότης, ἁπλητος, ἡ, singleness, simplicity, sincerity, mental honesty; the virtue of one who is free from pretence and dissimulation (so in Greek writings from Xenophon, Cyril 1, 4, 3; Hell. 6, 1, 18 down): ἐν ἁπλότητι (L T Tr WH ἁγιοτητι) καί εἰλικρίνεια θεοῦ i. e. infused by God through the Spirit (Winer's Grammar, § 36, 3 b.), 2 Corinthians 1:12; ἐν ἁπλότητι τῆς καρδίας (לֵבָב יֹשֶׁר, 1 Chronicles 29:17), Colossians 3:22; Ephesians 6:5 (Wis. 1:1); εἰς Χριστόν, sincerity of mind toward Christ, i. e. single-hearted faith in Christ, as opposed to false wisdom in matters pertaining to Christianity, 2 Corinthians 11:3; ἐν ἁπλότητι in simplicity, i. e. without self-seeking, Romans 12:8. openness of heart manifesting itself by benefactions, liberality, (Josephus, Antiquities 7, 13, 4; but in opposition see Fritzsche on Romans, vol. iii., 62f): 2 Corinthians 8:2; 2 Corinthians 9:11, 13 (τῆς κοινωνίας, manifested by fellowship). Cf. Kling under the word 'Einfalt' in Herzog iii., p. 723f.
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ἀπλότης , -ητος , ή
(< ἁπλοῦς ),
[in LXX: 2 Kings 15:11 (H8537), 1 Chronicles 29:17 (H3824 H3476, ἁ . τῆς καρδίας , cf. Colossians 3:22, where v. Lft.), Wisdom of Solomon 1:1, al.;]
simplicity, sincerity: Romans 12:8, 2 Corinthians 11:3, Ephesians 6:5, Colossians 3:22; as manifested in generous, unselfish giving, liberality, graciousness: 2 Corinthians 8:2; 2 Corinthians 9:11; 2 Corinthians 9:13 (v. ICC, Romans 12:8; Hort, James 1:5, and see ἁπλῶς ).†
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Kaibel 716.5 (Rome) ἤσκι τὴν ἁπλότητα, φίλους ὑπὲρ ἁτὸν ἐτίμα. The word is found OGIS 764.1 (ii/A.D.) unfortunately with a hiatus both before and after. On its biblical use see Charles’s note on Test. xii. patr. Iss. iii. 1.
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