Question (Noun and Verb), Questioning - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Question (Noun and Verb), Questioning

[ A-1,Noun,G2214, zetesis ]
primarily a seeking, search" (zeteo, "to seek"), for which See DISPUTATION, is used in John 3:25; Acts 25:20, RV, "(being perplexed) how to inquire (concerning these things)," AV "(because I doubted of such manner) of questions," lit., "being perplexed as to the inquiry (or discussion) concerning these things;" in 1 Timothy 1:4 (in some mss.); 1 Timothy 6:4; 2 Timothy 2:23; Titus 3:9. See INQUIRY.

[ A-2,Noun,G2213, zetema ]
synonymous with No. 1, but, generally speaking, suggesting in a more concrete form the subject of an inquiry, occurs in Acts 15:2; Acts 18:15; Acts 23:29; Acts 25:19; Acts 26:3.

[ A-3,Noun,G3056, logos ]
"a word," is translated "question" in Matthew 21:24 (AV, "thing"); in Mark 11:29 (RV, marg., "word") and Luke 20:3, AV, "one thing:" there is no word in the original for "one," hence the RV, "a question."

[ A-4,Noun,1537 G2214, ekzetesis ]
"a questioning," is found in the best texts in 1 Timothy 1:4 (See RV); cp. No. 1.


(1) In Matthew 22:41, there is no word in the original for "question."

(2) For suzetesis or sunzetesis, "a questioning together" (sun, "with"), See DISPUTATION.

(3) In Acts 19:40, AV, enkaleo, "to bring a charge against," is translated "to be called in question" (RV, "to be accused").

[ B-1,Verb,G4802, suzeteo ]
or sunzeteo, "to search together" (cp. Note, above), "to discuss, dispute," is translated "to question" (or "question with or together") in Mark 1:27; Mark 8:11; Mark 9:10, Mark 9:14, Mark 9:16; Mark 12:28, RV (AV, "reasoning together"); Luke 22:23, RV (AV, "inquire"); Luke 24:15, RV (AV, "reasoned"). See DISPUTE, B, No. 3, INQUIRE, REASON.

[ B-2,Verb,G1905, eperotao ]
"to ask," is translated "asked ... a question," in Matthew 22:35, Matthew 22:41; in Luke 2:46, "asking ... questions;" "questioned" in Luke 23:9. See ASK, A, No. 3.

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