4286. prothesis
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prothesis: a setting forth, i.e. fig. proposal, spec. the showbread, sacred (bread)
Original Word: πρόθεσις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: prothesis
Phonetic Spelling: (proth'-es-is)
Short Definition: the show-bread, predetermination
Definition: a setting forth, the show-bread; predetermination, purpose.

HELPS word-Studies

4286 próthesis (from 4253 /pró, "before" and 5087 /títhēmi, "purposefully set forth") – properly, providence – literally, "a setting forth in advance for a specific purpose ("God's pre-thesis").

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from protithémi
a setting forth, i.e. fig. proposal, spec. the showbread, sacred (bread)
NASB Translation
consecrated (3), purpose (7), resolute (1), sacred (1).

STRONGS NT 4286: πρόθεσις

πρόθεσις, προθέσεως, (προτίθημι);

1. the setting forth of a thing, placing of it in view (Plato, Demosthenes, Plutarch); οἱ ἄρτοι τῆς προθέσεως (Vulg.panes propositionis), the showbread, the Sept. for הַפָנִים לֶחֶם (Exodus 35:13; Exodus 39:18 (); 1 Kings 7:48 ()), and הַמַּעֲרֶכֶת לֶחֶם (1 Chronicles 9:32; 1 Chronicles 23:29); twelve loaves of wheaten bread, corresponding to the number of the tribes of Israel, which loaves were offered to God every Sabbath, and, separated into two rows, lay for seven days upon a table placed in the sanctuary or anterior portion of the tabernacle, and afterward of the temple (cf. Winer, RWB, under the word Schaubrode; Roskoff in Schenkel see p. 213f; (Edersheim, The Temple, chapter ix., p. 152ff; BB. DD.)): Matthew 12:4; Mark 2:26; Luke 6:4 (οἱ ἄρτοι τοῦ προσώπου, namely, Θεοῦ, Nehemiah 10:33; ἄρτοι ἐνωπιοι, Exodus 25:29); πρόθεσις τῶν ἄρτων (the rite of) the setting forth of the loaves, Hebrews 9:2.

2. a purpose (2 Macc. 3:8; (Aristotle), Polybius, Diodorus, Plutarch): Acts 27:13; Romans 8:28; Romans 9:11; Ephesians 1:11; Ephesians 3:11; 2 Timothy 1:9; 2 Timothy 3:10; τῇ προθέσει τῆς καρδίας, with purpose of heart, Acts 11:23.

purpose, showbread.

From protithemai; a setting forth, i.e. (figuratively) proposal (intention); specially, the show-bread (in the Temple) as exposed before God -- purpose, shew(-bread).

see GREEK protithemai

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