mesités: an arbitrator, a mediatorOriginal Word: μεσίτης, ου, ὁPart of Speech:
a mediator, go-betweenDefinition:
(a) a mediator, intermediary, (b) a go-between, arbiter, agent of something good.
3316 mesítēs (from 3319 /mésos, "in the middle") – properly, an arbitrator ("mediator"), guaranteeing the performance of all the terms stipulated in a covenant (agreement).
3316 /mesítēs (a "mediator") intervenes to restore peace between two parties, especially as it fulfills a compact or ratifies a covenant.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
an arbitrator, a mediatorNASB Translation
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 3316: μεσίτηςμεσίτης
), one who intervenes between two, either in order to make or restore peace and friendship, or to form g compact, or for ratifying a covenant: a medium of communication, arbitrator
(and A. V.
): ὁ μεσίτης
(generic article cf. Winer
's Grammar, § 18, 1 under the end), i. e. every mediator, whoever acts as mediator, ἑνός οὐκ ἐστι
, does not belong to one party but to two or more, Galatians 3:20
. Used of Moses, as one who brought the commands of God to the people of Israel and acted as mediator with God on behalf of the people, Galatians 3:19
(cf. Deuteronomy 5:5
; hence, he is called μεσίτης καί διαλλακτής
also, vit. Moys. iii. § 19). Christ is called the μεσίτης Θεοῦ καί ἀνθρώπων
, since he interposed by his death and restored the harmony between God and man which human sin had broken, 1 Timothy 2:5
; also μεσίτης διαθήκης
, Hebrews 8:6
; Hebrews 9:15
; Hebrews 12:24
28, 15, 8; Diodorus
4, 54; Philo
de somn. i. § 22; Josephus
, Antiquities 16, 2, 2; Plutarch
, de Isa. et Os. 46; once in the Sept.
, Job 9:33
.) Cf. Fischer, De vitiis lexamples N. T., p. 351ff<1>
From mesos; a go-between, i.e. (simply) an internunciator, or (by implication) a reconciler (intercessor) -- mediator.
see GREEK mesos