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  1. kenosis(Noun)

    Christ's voluntary divestment of his divine powers.

  2. Origin: From κένωσις, from κενόειν (with reference to Philippians 2.vii, "But he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, becoming as human beings are" – New Jerusalem Version).


  1. Kenosis

    In Christian theology, kenosis is the 'self-emptying' of one's own will and becoming entirely receptive to God's divine will. The word ἐκένωσεν is used in Philippians 2:7, "[Jesus] made himself nothing ..." or "...[he] emptied himself...", using the verb form κενόω "to empty". See also Strong's G2758.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kenosis

    ken-ō′sis, n. the self-limitation on the part of the Logos in the act of incarnation, his emptying of himself, or his laying aside not only his divine attributes, but even his divine self-consciousness, only to be fully recovered at the ascension.—adj. Kenot′ic.—n. Kenot′icist. [Gr., from the phrase in Phil. ii. 6, 7, 'who, being in the form of God ... emptied himself (ἑαυτὸν ἐκένωσε), taking the form of a servant.']

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kenosis in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kenosis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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