8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation [soteria]
unto all them that obey him;
—Greek Word Study (Transliteration-Pronunciation Etymology & Grammar)
1) deliverance, preservation, safety, salvation 1a) deliverance from the molestation of enemies 1b) in an ethical sense, that which concludes to the souls safety or salvation 1b1) of Messianic salvation 2) salvation as the present possession of all true Christians 3) future salvation, the sum of benefits and blessings which the Christians, redeemed from all earthly ills, will enjoy after the visible return of Christ from heaven in the consummated and eternal kingdom of God. ++++ Fourfold salvation: saved from the penalty, power, presence and most importantly the pleasure of sin. A.W. Pink
—Thayer’s (New Testament Greek-English Lexicon)
Feminine of a derivative of G4990 as (properly abstract) noun; rescue or safety (physically or morally):—deliver, health, salvation, save, saving.
—Strong’s (Greek Dictionary of the New Testament)
- sōtēria; from 4990; deliverance, salvation:—
- NASB – deliverance(2), preservation(1), salvation(42).