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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #603 - ἀποκαραδοκία
- anxious and persistent expectation
earnest expectation, Romans 8:19, Philippians 1:20.
*† ἀπο -καραδοκία , -ας , ἡ
(< ἀποκαραδοκέω ,, used by Aq. in Psalms 37:7 for H2342; <ἀπό , κάρα the head, δοκέω , in Ion., to watch), to watch with outstretched head, watch anxiously (Polyb., Papyri; v. Deiss., LAE, 374.5, 377 f.), Romans 8:19, Philippians 1:20 (Lft., in l; Cremer, 177).†
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For the verb see Polyb. xviii. 31 ἀποκαραδοκεῖν τὴν Αντιόχου παρουσίαν, al. Cf. the interesting sixth-century papyrus from Aphrodite in Egypt (cited by Deissmann LAE p. 377 f.; cf. Archiv v. p. 284) in which certain oppressed peasants petition a high official whose παρουσία they have been expecting; assuring him that they await (ἐκδέχομεν) him—οἷον οἱ ἐξ ᾍδου καραδοκοῦντες τὴν τότε τοῦ Χ (ριστο)ῦ ἀενάου θ (εο)ῦ παρουσίαν, ";as those in Hades watch eagerly for the parousia of Christ the everlasting God."; While the perfectivized verb is well supported in literary Κοινή, the noun is so far peculiar to Paul, and may quite possibly have been his own formation : cf. what we have said above under ἀπεκδέχομαι and ἀπέκδυσις.
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