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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #909 - βαπτισμός

Transliteration
baptismós
Phonetics
bap-tis-mos'  
Origin
from (907)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TDNT
1:545,92
Definition
Thayer's
  1. a washing, purification effected by means of water
    1. of washing prescribed by the Mosaic law (Heb 9:
  2. which seems to mean an exposition of the difference between the washings prescribed by the Mosaic law and Christian baptism
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (4)
Mark
2
Hebrews
2
NAS (3)
Mark
1
Hebrews
2
HCS (4)
Mark
1
Colossians
1
Hebrews
2
BSB (4)
Mark
1
Colossians
1
Hebrews
2
ESV (3)
Mark
1
Hebrews
2
WEB (4)
Mark
2
Hebrews
2
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

βαπτ-ισμός, ὁ,

1. dipping in water, immersion, Mark 7:4,.Hebrews 9:10, Antyll. ap. Orib. 10.3.9.

2. metaph., εἰς κακίας β. οἰχήσεται Theol.Ar. 30.

3. lethargic sleep, Archig.and Posidon. ap. Aët. 6.3.

4. baptism, J. AJ 18.5.2.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

βαπτισμός , -οῦ ,

(< βαπτίζω ),

prop., the act of which βάπτισμα is the result;

1. a dipping, washing, lustration: Mark 7:4; of Jewish ceremonial, Hebrews 9:10; in Hebrews 6:2, βαπτισμῶν διδαχήν (-ῆς ), "the pl. and the peculiar form seem to be used to include Christian baptism with other lustral rites " (Westc., in l).

2. baptism: FlJ, Ant., 18, 5, 2 (of John's baptism), and some Fathers (v. Soph., s.v.). Not so in NT, unless ἐν τ . βαπτισμῷ in the act of baptism, Colossians 2:12, be read with Tr. (Rec., WH, R, -ματι ).†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

Grimm’s statement that ";among prof. writ. Josephus alone (Antt. xviii. 5. 2) uses the word, and of John’s baptism"; is traversed by the ordinary text of Plutarch’s Moralia : see the De Superstitione 3, p. 166 A, where he names among superstitions πηλώσεις καταβορβορώσεις βαπτισμούς , ῥίψεις ἐπὶ πρόσωπον , αἰσχρὰς προκαθίσεις , ἀλλοκότους προσκυνήσεις . But, unfortunately, the word is only Bentley’s emendation for σαββατισμούς , according to Bernadakis’ apparatus—was the change necessary?

As distinguished from βάπτισμα in which the result is included, βαπτισμός is the act of immersion (Blass Gr. p. 62); and hence in Hebrews 6:2 Chase (Confirmation in the Apost. Age, p. 44 f.) understands διδαχὴ βαπτισμῶν as = ";‘the teaching about acts of washing,’ the exposition of the truths and spiritual principles embodied and expressed in the baptism of this disciple and of that.";

 

 

The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
βαπτισμοις βαπτισμοίς βαπτισμοῖς βαπτισμους βαπτισμούς βαπτισμοὺς βαπτισμων βαπτισμών βαπτισμῶν baptismois baptismoîs baptismon baptismôn baptismōn baptismō̂n baptismous baptismoùs
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2020. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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