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Home > Lexicons > Greek Lexicon > Eritheia

The New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:  2052eriqeia
Original WordWord Origin
 eriqeia perhaps as the same as (2042)
Transliterated WordPhonetic Spelling
 Eritheia er-ith-i'-ah
Parts of SpeechTDNT
 Noun Feminine 2:660,256
  1. electioneering or intriguing for office
    1. apparently, in the NT a courting distinction, a desire to put one's self forward, a partisan and fractious spirit which does not disdain low arts
    2. partisanship, fractiousness
This word is found before NT times only in Aristotle where it denotesa self-seeking pursuit of political office by unfair means. (A&G)Paul exhorts to be one in the mind of Christ not putting self forwardor being selfish (Phil 2:
  •  Translated Words
     KJV (7) - contention, 1; contentious + (1537), 1; strife, 5;

    NAS (7) - disputes, 2; selfish ambition, 3; selfishly ambitious, 1; selfishness, 1;

     Verse Count
    2 Corinthians1
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    Abbreviations Legend:
    TDNT - Theological Dictionary of the New Testament;

    Copyright Statement
    The New Testament Greek Lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

    NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries. Copyright © 1981, 1998 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.

    Bibliography Information
    Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Eritheia". "The New Testament Greek Lexicon".

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