|Origin:||from a compound of 575 and 756|
|Reference:||TDNT - 1:484,81|
|In Greek:||aparch 6, aparchn 2|
|In NET:||firstfruits 5, first convert 1, first portion of the dough offered 1, first converts 1|
|In AV:||firstfruits 8|
|Definition:||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
from a compound of 575 and 756; a beginning of sacrifice, i.e. the
(Jewish) first-fruit (figuratively):-first-fruits.
see GREEK for 575
see GREEK for 756
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