Word Summary
methodeia: craft, deceit
Original Word: μεθοδεία
Transliteration: methodeia
Phonetic Spelling: (meth-od-i'-ah)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: craft, deceit
Meaning: craft, deceit
Strong's Concordance
scheming, trickery

From a compound of meta and hodeuo (compare "method"); travelling over, i.e. Travesty (trickery) -- wile, lie in wait.

see GREEK meta

see GREEK hodeuo

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3180: μεθοδεία

μεθοδεία (T WH μεθοδια, see Iota), μεθοδείας, (from μεθοδεύω, i. e.

1. to follow up or investigate by method and settled plan;

2. to follow craftily, frame devices, deceive: Diodorus 7, 16; 2 Samuel 19:27; (Exodus 21:13 Aq.; (middle) Chariton 7, 6, p. 166, 21 edition Reiske (1783); Polybius 38, 4, 10)), a noun occuring neither in the O. T. nor in secular authors, cunning arts, deceit, craft, trickery: μεθοδεία τῆς πλάνης, which πλάνη uses, Ephesians 4:14; τοῦ διαβόλου, plural, Ephesians 6:11 (A. V. wiles. Cf. Lightfoot, Polycarp, ad Phil. 7 [ET], p. 918.)