septuagint - how many times agape (english) appears

vince-s at vince-s at
Tue Oct 13 01:26:28 EDT 1998


Hatch and Redpath's Concordance to the Septuagint is available at an
incredible discount through Christian Book Distributors (I think that
their web site is, but I'm not sure).  It includes
a Hebrew/Aramaic index to view how various Hebrew words are rendered into

According to Liddell/Scott, AGAPH as a noun first appears in the LXX, and
seems to be most used in Jewish and Christian literature (both canonical
and non-canonical).  Outside of Judeo-Christian literature, the earliest
citation of AGAPH in Liddell/Scott is in a second century BC papyrus
fragment.  AGAPHSIS (affection) is cited as early as the fourth century
BC, and AGAPAW (the verb form) is even used once in Homer (eight century

God Bless,
Vince Setterholm

On Mon, 12 Oct 1998 22:5:12 "Robert E Sackett" <sackett at>
>I can not figuare out how to find agape in the Septuagint.  Is there 
>aconcordance for it????  I'm trying to find when the word agape first 
>into use in greek.
>Bob Sackett
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