627. apologia
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apologia: a speech in defense
Original Word: ἀπολογία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: apologia
Phonetic Spelling: (ap-ol-og-ee'-ah)
Short Definition: a verbal defense
Definition: a verbal defense (particularly in a law court).

HELPS word-Studies

627 apología (from 575 /apó, "from" and 3056 /lógos, "intelligent reasoning") – properly, a well-reasoned reply; a thought-out response to adequately address the issue(s) that is raised.

627 /apología ("reasoned defense") is the term for making a legal defense in an ancient court. Today 627 /apología ("biblical apologetics") is used for supplying evidences for the Christian faith.

[An "apology" in classical times had nothing to do with saying, "I'm sorry," but rather was a reasoned argument (defense) that presented evidence (supplied compelling proof).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from apologeomai
a speech in defense
NASB Translation
defense (7), vindication (1).

STRONGS NT 627: ἀπολογία

ἀπολογία, ἀπολογίας, (see ἀπολογέομαι), verbal defense, speech in defense: Acts 25:16; 2 Corinthians 7:11; Philippians 1:7, 17 (16); 2 Timothy 4:16; with a dative of the person who is to hear the defense, to whom one labors to excuse or to make good his cause: 1 Corinthians 9:3; 1 Peter 3:15; in the same sense, ἀπολογία πρός τινα, Acts 22:1 (Xenophon, mem. 4, 8, 5).

answer for oneself, clearing of self, defense.

From the same as apologeomai; a plea ("apology") -- answer (for self), clearing of self, defence.

see GREEK apologeomai

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