, -ας, ἡ (ἀληθής), [in LXX chiefly for אֱמֶת (on which, see Cremer, 627f.), אֱמוּנָה;] truth
, iv, 818f.). 1) Objectively, "the reality lying at the basis of an appearance; the manifested, veritable essence of a matter"
(Cremer, 86): Rom.9:1, al; of religious truth, Rom.1:25, al; esp. of Christian doctrine, Gal.2:5, al; ἀ. θεοῦ, Rom.15:8. 2) Subjectively, truthfulness, truth
, not merely verbal (cl.), but sincerity and integrity of character: Jhn.8:44, 3Jo.3. 3) In phrases
, see word): ἐπ᾽ ἀληθείας, Mrk.12:14, al; ἀ. λέγειν (εἰπεῖν, λαλεῖν), Rom.9:1, 2Co.12:6, Eph.4:25, al; ἀ. ποιεῖν, Jhn.3:21, 1Jn.1:6 (cf. DB
, iv, 818b, ff.). (AS