eritheia <2052>

eriyeia eritheia

Pronunciation:er-ith-i'-ah
Origin:perhaps as the same as 2042
Reference:TDNT - 2:660,256
PrtSpch:n f
In Greek:eriyeia 1, eriyeiai 2, eriyeian 2, eriyeiav 2
In NET:selfish ambition 4, selfishness 2, selfish rivalries 1
In AV:strife 5, contention 1, contentious + 1537 1
Count:7
Definition:1) electioneering or intriguing for office
1a) apparently, in the NT a courting distinction, a desire to put
one's self forward, a partisan and fractious spirit which does
not disdain low arts
1b) partisanship, fractiousness
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This word is found before NT times only in Aristotle where it denotes
a self-seeking pursuit of political office by unfair means. (A&G)
Paul exhorts to be one in the mind of Christ not putting self forward
or being selfish (Php 2:3). Jas 3:14 speaks against having
selfishness or self-promoting in your heart. (Wayne Steury)
perhaps as the same as 2042; properly, intrigue, i.e. (by implication)
faction:-contention(-ious), strife.
see GREEK for 2042

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