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The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 2052 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
eriqeiaperhaps as the same as (2042)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
er-ith-i'-ah Noun Feminine
  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:
  • NAS Word Usage - Total: 7
    disputes 2, selfish ambition 3, selfishly ambitious 1, selfishness 1
    NAS Verse Count
    2 Corinthians1

    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 Eritheia". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.

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