In Christian theology, kenosis ( Greek: κένωσις, kénōsis, lit. [the act of emptying]) is the 'self-emptying' of Jesus' own will and becoming entirely receptive to God's divine will.

The word ἐκένωσεν (ekénōsen) is used in 2:7, "[ [Phil. 2:7] ( [Phil. 2:7] ( Strong's G2758[ permanent dead link].

Etymology and definition

Etymology is from Greek κενόω (kenóō) "to empty out". The Liddell–Scott Greek–English Lexicon gives the following simplified definition simplified for the noun: [1]

  1. emptying, depletion, emptiness (of life) (e.g. Vettius Valens)
  2. depletion, low diet, as opposed to plerosis fullness (e.g. Hippocrates)
  3. waning (of the moon) (e.g. Epicurus)
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