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Lexicon :: Strong's G536 - aparchē

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aparchē (Key)
Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From a compound of ἀπό (G575) and ἄρχομαι (G756)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:484,81

Strong’s Definitions

ἀπαρχή aparchḗ, ap-ar-khay'; from a compound of G575 and G756; a beginning of sacrifice, i.e. the (Jewish) first-fruit (figuratively):—first-fruits.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x

The KJV translates Strong's G536 in the following manner: firstfruits (8x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x
The KJV translates Strong's G536 in the following manner: firstfruits (8x).
  1. to offer firstlings or firstfruits

  2. to take away the firstfruits of the productions of the earth which was offered to God. The first portion of the dough, from which sacred loaves were to be prepared. Hence term used of persons consecrated to God for all time.

  3. persons superior in excellence to others of the same class

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἀπαρχή aparchḗ, ap-ar-khay'; from a compound of G575 and G756; a beginning of sacrifice, i.e. the (Jewish) first-fruit (figuratively):—first-fruits.
ἀπαρχή, -ῆς, , (from ἀπάρχομαι:
a. to offer firstlings or first-fruits;
b. to take away the first-fruits; cf. ἀπό in ἀποδεκατόω), in Sept. generally equivalent to רֵאשִׁית; the first-fruits of the productions of the earth (both those in a natural state and those prepared for use by hand), which were offered to God; cf. Winers RWB under the word Erstlinge [BB. DD. under the word First-fruits]: ἀπαρχή namely, τοῦ φυράματος, the first portion of the dough, from which sacred loaves were to be prepared (Numbers 15:19-21), Romans 11:16.
Hence, in a transferred use, employed
a. of persons consecrated to God, leading the rest in time: ἀπ. τῆς Ἀχαΐας the first person in Achaia to enroll himself as a Christian, 1 Corinthians 16:15; with εἰς Χριστόν added, Romans 16:5; with a reference to the moral creation effected by Christianity all the Christians of that age are called ἀπαρχή τις (a kind of first-fruits) τῶν τοῦ θεοῦ κτισμάτων, James 1:18 (see Huther at the passage) [noteworthy is εἵλατο ὑμᾶς θεὸς ἀπαρχήν etc. as first-fruits] 2 Thessalonians 2:13 L Tr marginal reading WH marginal reading; Christ is called ἀπ. τῶν κεκοιμημένων as the first one recalled to life of them that have fallen asleep, 1 Corinthians 15:20, 23 (here the phrase seems also to signify that by his case the future resurrection of Christians is guaranteed; because the first-fruits forerun and are, as it were, a pledge and promise of the rest of the harvest).
b. of persons superior in excellence to others of the same class: so in Revelation 14:4 of a certain class of Christians sacred and dear to God and Christ beyond all others (Schol. ad Euripides, Or. 96 ἀπαρχὴ ἐλέγετο οὐ μόνον τὸ πρῶτον τῇ τάξει, ἀλλὰ καὶ τὸ πρῶτον τῇ τιμῇ).
c. οἱ ἔχοντες τὴν ἀπ. τοῦ πνεύματος who have the first-fruits (of future blessings) in the Spirit (τοῦ πν. is genitive of apposition), Romans 8:23; cf. what Winer § 59, 8 a. says in opposition to those [e. g. Meyer, but see Weiss in edition 6] who take τοῦ πν. as a partitive genitive, so that οἱ ἔχ. τ. ἀπ. τοῦ πν. are distinguished from the great multitude who will receive the Spirit subsequently. (In Greek writings from [Sophocles] Herodotus down.)
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

15:19; 15:20; 15:21
8:23; 11:16; 16:5
1 Corinthians
15:20; 15:23; 16:15
2 Thessalonians

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G536 matches the Greek ἀπαρχή (aparchē),
which occurs 8 times in 8 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:23 - And not only that, but also we ourselves, having the first G536 fruits G536 of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons and daughters, the redemption of our body.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 11:16 - If the first G536 piece G536 of dough is holy, the lump is also; and if the root is holy, the branches are as well.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:5 - also greet the church that is in their house. Greet Epaenetus, my beloved, who is the first G536 convert G536 to Christ from [fn]Asia.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:20 - But the fact is, Christ has been raised from the dead, the first G536 fruits G536 of those who are asleep.
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 15:23 - But each in his own order: Christ the first G536 fruits G536, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 16:15 - Now I urge you, brothers and sisters: you know the household of Stephanas, that [fn]they are the first G536 fruits G536 of Achaia, and that they have devoted themselves to ministry to the [fn]saints;
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 1:18 - In the exercise of His will He gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would be [fn]a kind of first G536 fruits G536 [fn]among His creatures.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 14:4 - These are the ones who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are celibate. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased from mankind as first G536 fruits G536 to God and to the Lamb.
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