Dispute, Disputer, Disputing - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Dispute, Disputer, Disputing

[ A-1,Noun,G1261, dialogimos ]
denotes, primarily, an inward reasoning, an opinion" (dia, "through," suggesting separation, logismos, "a reasoning"), e.g., Luke 2:35; Luke 5:22; Luke 6:8; then, "a deliberating, questioning," Luke 24:38; (more strongly) "a disputing," Philippians 2:14; 1 Timothy 2:8 (AV, "doubtings"); in Romans 14:1, "disputations;" marg., "(not for decisions) of doubts" (lit., "not unto discussions or doubts," which is perhaps a suitable rendering). Cp. dialogizomai, "to reason." See DOUBTING, IMAGINATION, REASONING, THOUGHT.

[ A-2,Noun,G3055, logomachia ]
denotes "a dispute about words" (logos, "a word," mache, "a fight"), or about trivial things, 1 Timothy 6:4, RV, "disputes," AV, "strifes," See STRIFE.

[ A-3,Noun,G3859, diaparatribe ]
denotes "a constant or incessant wrangling" (dia, "through," para, "beside," tribo, "to wear out," suggesting the attrition or wearing effect of contention), 1 Timothy 6:5, RV, "wranglings," AV, "perverse disputings." Some mss. have the word paradiatribe, in the opposite order of the prefixed prepositions. See WRANGLING.

[ A-4,Noun,G485, antilogia ]
denotes "a gainsaying, contradiction" (anti, "against," lego, "to speak"), Hebrews 6:16 (AV, "strife," RV, "dispute"); Hebrews 7:7, "a gainsaying" (RV, "dispute;" AV, "contradiction"); Hebrews 12:3 (RV, "gainsaying;" AV, "contradiction"); Jude 1:11 ("gainsaying"). See CONTRADICTION, B.

[ A-5,Noun,G4804, suzetetes ]
from sun, "with," zeteo, "to seek," denotes "a disputer," 1 Corinthians 1:20, where the reference is especially to a learned "disputant," a sophist.

[ B-1,Verb,G1256, dialegomai ]
akin to A, No. 1, primarily signifies "to think different things with oneself, to ponder;" then, with other persons, "to converse, argue, dispute;" it is translated "to dispute" in Mark 9:34 (for Mark 9:33, See No. 2), the RV and AV "had disputed" is somewhat unsuitable here, for the delinquency was not that they had wrangled, but that they had reasoned upon the subject at all; in Acts 17:17, AV (RV, "reasoned," as in the AV of Acts 18:4, Acts 18:19); in Acts 19:8-Acts 19:9 (RV, "reasoning"); in Acts 24:12, "disputing;" in Jude 1:9, "disputed." See DISCOURSE.

[ B-2,Verb,G1260, dialogizomai ]
akin to A, No. 1, "to bring together different reasons, to reckon them up, to reason, discuss," in Mark 9:33 is translated "ye disputed among yourselves," AV; RV, "were reasoning." See CAST, No. 15, REASON.

[ B-3,Verb,G4802, suzeteo ]
akin to A, No. 5, lit., "to seek or examine together," signifies "to discuss," but is translated "to dispute" in Acts 6:9; Acts 9:29; elsewhere only in Mark and Luke. See INQUIRE, QUESTION, REASON.

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