Examination, Examine - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Examination, Examine

[ A-1,Noun,G351, anakrisis ]
from ana, up or through," and krino, "to distinguish," was a legal term among the Greeks, denoting the preliminary investigation for gathering evidence for the information of the judges, Acts 25:26.

[ B-1,Verb,G350, anakrino ]
"to examine, investigate," is used
(a) of searching or enquiry, Acts 17:11; 1 Corinthians 9:3; 1 Corinthians 10:25, 1 Corinthians 10:27;
(b) of reaching a result of the enquiry, judging, 1 Corinthians 2:14-15; 1 Corinthians 4:3-4; 1 Corinthians 14:24;
(c) forensically, of examining by torture, Luke 23:14; Acts 4:9; Acts 12:19; Acts 24:8; Acts 28:18. See ASK, DISCERN, JUDGE, SEARCH.

[ B-2,Verb,G426, anetazo ]
"to examine judicially" (ana, "up," etazo, "to test"), is used in Acts 22:24, Acts 22:29. Cp. the synonymous verb exetazo, "to search" or "enquire carefully," Matthew 2:8; Matthew 10:11; John 21:12.

[ B-3,Verb,G1381, dokimazo ]
"to prove, test, approve," is rendered "examine" in 1 Corinthians 11:28, AV (RV, "prove"). See APPROVE.

[ B-4,Verb,G3985, peirazo ]
"to tempt, try," is rendered "examine" in 2 Corinthians 13:5, AV (RV, "try"). See GO, PROVE, TEMPT, TRY.

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