1955. epilusis
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epilusis: a release, an interpretation
Original Word: ἐπίλυσις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: epilusis
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-il'-oo-sis)
Short Definition: solution, explanation, interpretation
Definition: solution, explanation, interpretation; release.

HELPS word-Studies

1955 epílysis (from 1909 /epí, "on, fitting" and 3089 /lýō, "to loose") – properly, unloosing (unpacking) in an apt (appropriate) manner, i.e. that builds on sound hermeneutical principles (note the epi, "upon").

1955 /epílysis ("sound interpretation") only occurs in 2 Pet 1:20 and refers to "untying interpretation knots" to discern the true meaning of future Bible prophecy.

[1956 (epilýō) is used throughout antiquity of solving problems, i.e. "getting to the bottom of things," "unraveling" the issue (see DNTT, 1, 156).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from epiluó
a release, an interpretation
NASB Translation
interpretation (1).

STRONGS NT 1955: ἐπίλυσις

ἐπίλυσις, ἐπιλύσεως, (ἐπιλύω, which see), a loosening, unloosing (German Auflösung); metaphorically, interpretation: 2 Peter 1:20, on which passage see γίνομαι, 5 e. α. (Genesis 40:8 Aq.; Heliodorus 1, 18; but not Philo, vita contempl. § 10, where ἐπιδειξεως was long ago restored.)


From epiluo; explanation, i.e. Application -- interpretation.

see GREEK epiluo

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