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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Partial, Partiality

Dictionaries :: Partial, Partiality

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g1252 Greek: diakrino

Partial, Partiality:

"to separate, distinguish, discern, judge, decide" (dia, "asunder," krino, "to judge"), also came to mean "to be divided in one's mind, to hesitate, doubt," and had this significance in Hellenistic Greek (though not so found in the Sept.). For the AV, "are ye (not) partial" in Jam 2:4, see DIVIDE, No. 4. "'This meaning seems to have had its beginning in near proximity to Christianity.' It arises very naturally out of the general sense of making distinctions" (Moulton and Milligan).

B-1 Noun Strong's Number: g4346 Greek: prosklisis

Partial, Partiality:

denotes "inclination" (pros, "towards," klino, "to lean"); it is used with kata in 1Ti 5:21, lit., "according to partiality."

C-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g87 Greek: adiakritos

Partial, Partiality:

primarily signifies "not to be parted" (a, negative, and an adjectival form akin to A), hence, "without uncertainty," or "indecision," Jam 3:17, AV, "without partiality" (marg. "wrangling"), RV, "without variance" (marg., "Or, doubtfulness Or, partiality").
See VARIANCE. In the Sept., Pro 25:1.

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