taxis: an arranging, orderOriginal Word: τάξις, εως, ἡPart of Speech:
order, position, rankDefinition:
order, (a) regular arrangement, (b) appointed succession, (c) position, rank.
Cognate: 5010 táksis (a feminine noun, derived from 5021 /tássō, "to arrange, order") – properly, an arrangement (a brand of ordering), placing one member over another in rank, approval, etc. See 5021 (tassō).
[5010 /táksis ("orderly array") was a military term in ancient Greece and thus used as a ready "metaphor in Paul's conversation with the soldiers in His confinement" (WS, 904).
5010 (taksis), as an ancient military term, describes an ordered troop ("cohort") – arranged in descending rank. This term suggests a detailed ordering rather than simply a general disposition of an army (as also in Thucydides, etc.).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
an arranging, orderNASB Translation
good discipline (1), order (7), orderly manner (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 5010: τάξιςτάξις
), from Aeschylus
1. an arranging, arrangement.
2. order, i. e. a fixed succession observing also a fixed time: Luke 1:8.
3. due or right order: κατά τάξιν, in order, 1 Corinthians 14:40; orderly condition, Colossians 2:5 (some give it here a military sense, 'orderly array', see στερέωμα, c.).
4. the post, rank, or position which one holds in civil or other affairs; and since this position generally depends on one's talents, experience, resources, τάξις becomes equivalent to character, fashion, quality, style, (2 Macc. 9:18 2Macc. 1:19; οὐ γάρ ἱστορίας, ἀλλά κουρεακης λαλιᾶς ἐμοί δοκοῦσι τάξιν ἔχειν, Polybius 3, 20, 5): κατά τήν τάξιν (for which in Hebrews 7:15 we have κατά τήν ὁμοιότητα) Μελχισέδεκ, after the manner of the priesthood (A. V. order) of Melchizedek (according to the Sept. of Psalm 109:5<10> () עַל־דִּבְרָתִי), Hebrews 5:6, 10; Hebrews 6:20; Hebrews 7:11, 17, 21 (where T Tr WH omit the phrase).<1>
From tasso; regular arrangement, i.e. (in time) fixed succession (of rank or character), official dignity -- order.
see GREEK tasso