Gr. adokimos, ( 1 Corinthians 9:27 ), one regarded as unworthy (RSV, "rejected"); elsewhere rendered "reprobate" ( 2 Timothy 3:8 , etc.); "rejected" ( Hebrews 6:8 , etc.).

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Castaway". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .


kast'-a-wa (adokimos, from dokimazo, "I test," "I approve after testing," hence, approved after being tested):

This word is rendered "castaway" only in the King James Version: "I myself should be a castaway" ("rejected" the Revised Version (British and American), the American Standard Revised Version, 1 Corinthians 9:27). But the same word occurs a number of times usually translated "reprobate" (Romans 1:28; 2 Corinthians 13:5-7; 2 Timothy 3:8; Titus 1:16); "rejected" (Hebrews 6:8).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CASTAWAY'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.