2817. kléronomia
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kléronomia: an inheritance
Original Word: κληρονομία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: kléronomia
Phonetic Spelling: (klay-ron-om-ee'-ah)
Short Definition: an inheritance
Definition: an inheritance, an heritage, regularly the gift of God to His chosen people, in the Old Testament: the Promised Land, in NT a possession viewed in one sense as present, in another as future; a share, participation.

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Cognate: 2817 klēronomía (a feminine noun derived from 2818 /klēronómos, "an heir, apportioned inheritance by the casting of lots") – inheritance, awarded by divine lot, i.e. the portion God assigns (selects) (cf. the cognate used in Eph 1:11, Gk text). See 2818 (klēronomos).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from kléronomos
an inheritance
NASB Translation
inheritance (14).

STRONGS NT 2817: κληρονομία

κληρονομία, κληρονομίας, (κληρονόμος), the Sept. time and again for נַחֲלָה, several times for יְרֵשָׁה, מורָשָׁה, etc.;

1. an inheritance, property received (or to be received) by inheritance, (Isocrates, Demosthenes, Aristotle): Matthew 21:38; Mark 12:7; Luke 12:13; Luke 20:14.

2. what is given to one as a possession ((cf. English inheritance); see κληρονομέω, 2): διδόναι τί τίνι κληρονομίαν, Acts 7:5; λαμβάνειν τί εἰς κληρονομίαν, Hebrews 11:8 ((cf. Aristotle, eth. Nic. 7, 14, p. 1153b, 33)). Agreeably to the O. T. usage, which employs נַחֲלָה now of the portion of the holy land allotted to each of the several tribes (Joshua 13:23, 28, etc.), now of the whole territory given to Israel for a possession (Deuteronomy 4:38; Deuteronomy 15:4, etc. — and nothing appeared to the Israelites more desirable than the quiet, prosperous, permanent possession of this land, see κληρονομέω, 2), the noun κληρονομία, lifted to a loftier sense in the N. T., is used to denote a. "the eternal blessedness in the consummated kingdom of God which is to be expected after the visible return of Christ": Galatians 3:18; Colossians 3:24 (τῆς κληρονομίας, genitive of apposition (Winer's Grammar, § 59, 8 a.)); Hebrews 9:15; 1 Peter 1:4; ἡμῶν, destined for us, Ephesians 1:14; τοῦ Θεοῦ, given by God, 18.

b. the share which an individual will have in that eternal blessedness: Acts 20:32; Ephesians 5:5.


From kleronomos; heirship, i.e. (concretely) a patrimony or (genitive case) a possession -- inheritance.

see GREEK kleronomos

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