3316. mesités
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mesités: an arbitrator, a mediator
Original Word: μεσίτης, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: mesités
Phonetic Spelling: (mes-ee'-tace)
Short Definition: a mediator, go-between
Definition: (a) a mediator, intermediary, (b) a go-between, arbiter, agent of something good.

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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 Concordance
Word Origin
from mesos
an arbitrator, a mediator
NASB Translation
mediator (6).

STRONGS NT 3316: μεσίτης

μεσίτης, μεσίτου, (μέσος), 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 (Vulg. (and A. V.) mediator): 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 by Philo 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. (Polybius 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


From mesos; a go-between, i.e. (simply) an internunciator, or (by implication) a reconciler (intercessor) -- mediator.

see GREEK mesos

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