Word Summary
eklogē: a (divine) selection
Original Word: ἐκλογή
Transliteration: eklogē
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-log-ay')
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: a (divine) selection
Meaning: a (divine) selection
Strong's Concordance
chosen, election.

From eklegomai; (divine) selection (abstractly or concretely) -- chosen, election.

see GREEK eklegomai

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1589: ἐκλογή

ἐκλογή, ἐκλογῆς, (ἐκλέγω), election, choice;

a. the act of picking out, choosing: σκεῦος ἐκλογῆς (the genitive of quality; cf. Winers Grammar, § 34, 3 b.; (Buttmann, 161 (140f))), equivalent to ἐκλεκτόν, namely, τοῦ Θεοῦ, Acts 9:15; specifically used of that act of God's free will by which before the foundation of the world he decreed his blessings to certain persons; — κατ' ἐκλογήν προφεσις, the decree made from choice (A. V. the purpose according to election, cf. Winer's Grammar, 193 (182)), Romans 9:11 (cf. Fritzsche at the passage, p. 298ff); — particularly that by which he determined to bless certain persons through Christ, Romans 11:28; κατ' ἐκλογήν χάριτος, according to an election which is due to grace, or a gracious election, Romans 11:5; with the genitive of the person elected, 1 Thessalonians 1:4; 2 Peter 1:10.

b. the thing or person chosen: equivalent to ἐκλεκτοί, Romans 11:7. (Plato, Aristotle, Polybius, Diodorus, Josephus, Dionysius Halicarnassus, others.)