Pharisaios

The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:   5330  
Original WordWord Origin
farisaioßof Hebrew origin cf (06567)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Pharisaios9:11,1246
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
far-is-ah'-yos   Noun Masculine
 Definition
  1. A sect that seems to have started after the Jewish exile. In addition to OT books the Pharisees recognised in oral tradition a standard of belief and life. They sought for distinction and praise by outward observance of external rites and by outward forms of piety, and such as ceremonial washings, fastings, prayers, and alms giving; and, comparatively negligent of genuine piety, they prided themselves on their fancied good works. They held strenuously to a belief in the existence of good and evil angels, and to the expectation of a Messiah; and they cherished the hope that the dead, after a preliminary experience either of reward or of penalty in Hades, would be recalled to life by him, and be requited each according to his individual deeds. In opposition to the usurped dominion of the Herods and the rule of the Romans, they stoutly upheld the theocracy and their country's cause, and possessed great influence with the common people. According to Josephus they numbered more than 6000. They were bitter enemies of Jesus and his cause; and were in turn severely rebuked by him for their avarice, ambition, hollow reliance on outward works, and affection of piety in order to gain popularity.
 
 NAS Word Usage - Total: 99
Pharisaic 1, Pharisee 10, Pharisee's 2, Pharisees 86
 
NAS Verse Count
Matthew30
Mark11
Luke26
John19
Acts7
Philippians1


Total94
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.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Pharisaios". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.