Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #299 - ἄμωμος
ἄμωμος, ον, blameless, Semon. 4; νόμος Hdt. 2.177;
1. without blemish, εἶδος ἄ. Hes. Th. 259; κάλλει A. Pers. 185; in epitaphs, CIG 1974 (Thessalonica), al.
2. unblemished, of victims, etc., LXX Exodus 29:1, al., 1 Peter 1:19, Ph. 1.171, al.
3. unimpaired, perfect, ὑγίεια IG 5(1).1119 (Geronthrae, iv B. C.).
ἄ -μωμος , -ον
(< μῶμος , q.v.),
[in LXX chiefly for H8549];
of sacrificial victims, without blemish: of Christ, Hebrews 9:14, 1 Peter 1:19; ethically, unblemished, faultless: Ephesians 1:4; Ephesians 5:27, Philippians 2:15, Colossians 1:22, Judges 1:24, Revelation 14:5 (Cremer, 425, 788; MM, VGT, s.v.).†
* ἄμωμον , -ου , τό ,
amomum, a fragrant plant of India (RV, spice): Revelation 18:13.
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The word is found in a sepulchral epitaph from Thessalonica CIG 1974, also in the sepulchral poem referred to under ἀμάραντος —δικνὺς σέλας αἰὲν ἄμωμον. Nägeli (p. 25) further cites the Paris magical papyrus, l. 1311. For the use of Ἄμωμος as a proper name, see Fick-Bechtel Die griechischen Personennamen, p. 213.
Hort (on 1 Peter 1:19) points out that the Biblical use of ἄμωμος, properly ";without blame,"; was affected by the Hebrew מוּם ";blemish,"; for rendering which the LXX translators caught at the curiously similar μῶμος.
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