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Entry for Strong's #2684 - κατασκοπέω

Word Origin
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Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to inspect, view closely, in order to spy out and plot against
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 7200 ‑ רָאָה (raw‑aw');  7270 ‑ רָגַל (raw‑gal');  
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Galatians 1
Galatians 1
Galatians 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


fut. - σκέψομαι: aor. - εσκεψάμην: —

view closely, spy out, reconnoitre, κ. ὅποι.. E. Hel. 1607; τὰ ἀγγελλόμενα reconnoitre, Aen. Tact. 23.10; εἴ πῃ.. X. Cyr. 7.1.39, cf. Th. 6.50, al.; τῶν πολεμίων Plu. Sol. 9; keep a look-out, of ships, Plb. 3.95.6: Med., - σκοπεῖσθαι ἑαυτήν X. Mem. 2.1.22; αὐτὸς ἑαυτὸν κ. Arist. MM 1213a5; inspect, τὰς πανοπλίας Plb. 10.20.2; γραφήν POxy. 1414.4 (iii A.D.); of a medical examination, Gal. 1.293.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κατασκοπέω, κατασκόπω: 1 aorist infinitive κατασκοπῆσαι; to inspect, view closely, in order to spy out and plot against: τί, Galatians 2:4; (of a reconnoitre or treacherous examination, 2 Samuel 10:3; Joshua 2:2; 1 Chronicles 19:3; Euripides, Hel. 1607 (1623); so used, especially in middle, in the other Greek writings from Xenophon down).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κατα -σκοπέω , - ,

[in LXX: 2 Kings 10:3, 1 Chronicles 19:3 (H7270 pi.), 1 Maccabees 5:38 (A)*;]

to view closely, inspect, spy out: c. acc, Galatians 2:4.†

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

P Oxy XII. 1414.4 (A.D. 270–5) ὁ πρύτανις εἶπ (εντὴ ]ν ̣ τ ̣οῦ ἱεροῦ γραφ [ ]ν κ [ατ ]εσκέψασθαι καὶ ὅρον δεδώκατε, ";the prytanis said,‘You examined the list of the temple and fixed a limit.’"; It may be added that W. Schubart (see Deissmann LAE p. 178 n..11) proposes to read κατ [ε ]σκοπούμην for Deissmann’s restoration α ̣ἰδ [υ ]σ ̣οπο ̣[ ]μην in BGU III. 846.8 (ii/A.D.) (= Selections, p. 94), but the meaning is then far from clear. For the form κατασκοπεύω, as in the LXX (Exodus 2:4 al.), cf. P Tebt I. 230 (late ii/B.C.), and see Anz Subsidia p. 379.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
κατασκοπεύοντας κατασκοπεύσαι κατασκοπεύσαντας κατασκοπεύσαντες κατασκοπεύσασι κατασκοπησαι κατασκοπήσαι κατασκοπῆσαι κατασκοπήσωσιν κατεσκόπευεν κατεσκόπευσαν kataskopesai kataskopêsai kataskopēsai kataskopē̂sai
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