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  #5385 φιλοσοφία philosophia {fil-os-of-ee'-ah}

 from G5386; TDNT - 9:172,1269; n f

—Greek Word Study (Transliteration-Pronunciation Etymology & Grammar)

 1) love of wisdom
    1a) used either of zeal for or skill in any art or science, any
        branch of knowledge. Used once in the NT of the theology, or
        rather theosophy, of certain Jewish Christian ascetics, which
        busied itself with refined and speculative enquiries into the
        nature and classes of angels, into the ritual of the Mosaic
        law and the regulations of Jewish tradition respecting
        practical life

—Thayer's (New Testament Greek-English Lexicon)

From G5386; "philosophy", that is, (specifically) Jewish sophistry:—philosophy.

—Strong's (Greek Dictionary of the New Testament)

  • #5385.
  • φιλοσοφι´α
  • philosophia; from 5386; the love or pursuit of wisdom:—
  • NASB - philosophy(1).

—NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries

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 AV - philosophy 1; 1
Colossians 2:8.

—Exhaustive Concordance (KJV Translation Frequency & Location)

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