huperoche (greek) – Strong’s 5247

huperoche (noun) – excellency, authority

From Strong’s Lexicon

  1. elevation, pre-eminence, superiority
  2. metaphysically, excellence

Strong, J. (2001). Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

From Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary

 Entry on Authority

primarily, “a projection, eminence,” as a mountain peak, hence, metaphorically, “pre-eminence, superiority, excellency,” is once rendered “authority,” 1 Tim. 2:2, KJV (marg., “eminent place”), RV, “high place,” of the position of magistrates; in 1 Cor. 2:1, “excellency” (of speech).

Vine, W. E., Unger, M. F., & White, W., Jr. (1996). Vol. 2: Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (46). Nashville, TN: T. Nelson.

Entry on Excel, Excellency, Excellent

“to have over” (huper, “over,” echo, “to have”), is translated “excellency” in Phil. 3:8, “the surpassingness” (Moule); the phrase could be translated “the surpassing thing, which consists in the knowledge of Christ Jesus,” and this is the probable meaning. This verb is used three times in Philippians, here and in 2:3; 4:7. See also Rom. 13:1; 1 Pet. 2:13.

Vine, W. E., Unger, M. F., & White, W., Jr. (1996). Vol. 2: Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (214). Nashville, TN: T. Nelson.

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