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Entry for Strong's #2411 - ἱερόν

Word Origin
from (2413)
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. a sacred place, temple
    1. used of the temple of Artemis at Ephesus
    2. used of the temple at Jerusalem
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (71) NAS (0) HCS (71)
Matthew 9
Mark 8
Luke 14
John 11
Acts 24
1 Corinthians 1
Matthew 1
Mark 1
Luke 3
Hebrews 1
Matthew 11
Mark 9
Luke 14
John 11
Acts 25
1 Corinthians 1
N-ASN 22
N-DSN 32
N-GSN 19
N-ASN 20
N-DSN 32
N-GSN 19
N-ASN 20
N-DSN 32
N-GSN 19
A-ASN 20
A-DSN 32
A-GSN 19
N-ASN 20
N-DSN 33
N-GSN 19

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 ἱερόν, ἱεροῦ, τό (neuter of the adjective ἱερός, ἱερά, ἱερόν; cf. τό ἅγιον) (from Herodotus on), a sacred place, temple: of the temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Acts 19:27; of the temple at Jerusalem twice in the Sept., Ezekiel 45:19; 1 Chronicles 29:4; more frequent in the O. T. Apocrypha; in the N. T. often in the Gospels and Acts; once elsewhere, viz. 1 Corinthians 9:13. τό ἱερόν and ναός differ, in that the former designates the whole compass of the sacred enclosure, embracing the entire aggregate of buildings, balconies, porticos, courts (viz., that of the men or Israelites, that of the women, that of the priests), belonging to the temple; the latter designates the sacred edifice properly so called, consisting of two parts, the 'sanctuary' or 'Holy place' (which no one except the priests was allowed to enter), and the 'Holy of holies' or 'most holy place' (see ἅγιος, 1a.) (which was entered only on the great day of atonement by the high priest alone); (cf. Trench, Synonyms, § iii.). ἱερόν is employed in the N. T. either explicitly of the whole temple, Matthew 12:6; Matthew 24:1; Mark 13:3; Luke 21:5; Luke 22:52; Acts 4:1; Acts 24:6; Acts 25:8; 1 Corinthians 9:13, etc.; or so that certain definite parts of it must be thought of, as the courts, especially where Jesus or the apostles are said to have gone up, or entered, 'into the temple,' to have taught or encountered adversaries, and the like, 'in the temple,' Matthew 21:12,14; Matthew 26:55; Mark 14:49; Luke 19:47; Luke 21:37; Luke 22:53; Luke 24:53; John 5:14; John 7:14,28; John 8:20; John 18:20; Acts 3:2; Acts 5:20; Acts 21:26, etc.; of the courts and sanctuary, Matthew 12:5; of the court of the Gentiles, out of which Jesus drove the buyers and sellers and money-changers, Matthew 21:12; Mark 11:15; Luke 19:45; John 2:14 ff; of the court of the women, Luke 2:37; of any portico or apartment, Luke 2:46, cf. John 10:23. On the phrase τό πτερύγιον τοῦ ἱεροῦ see πτερύγιον, 2.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἱερόν , -οῦ τό , see ἱερός H2413.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

In P Tebt I. 59.11 (B.C. 99) a certain Posidonius writes to the priests at Tebtunis assuring them of his good will—διὰ τὸ ἄνωθεν φοβεῖσθαι καὶ σέβεσθαι τὸ ἱερόν, ";because of old I have revered and worshipped the temple."; The reference, as the editors point out, is to the temple of Soknebtunis, the principal temple at Tebtunis; on other ἐλάσσονα or δεύτερα ἱερά, see their introduction to ib. 88 (B.C. 115—4) (= Chrest. I. 67), a list of no fewer than thirteen shrines belonging to the village of Kerkeosiris. Many shrines in Egypt were privately owned, cf. ib. 14.18 note. For a convenient list of epithets applied to ἱερά, see Otto Priester ii. p. 373, and for a ἱερὸς οἶκος at Priene, used for mystic rites, see Rouffiac Recherches, p. 62 : at the entrance was the inscr.—

Εἰσίναι εἰς [τὸ ]

ἱερὸν ἁγνὸν ἐ [ν ]

ἐσθῆτι λευκ [ῆι ].

It may be convenient to reproduce here in full the famous inscr., discovered in 1871, warning Gentiles against penetrating into the inner courts of the Temple at Jerusalem : —OGIS 598 (i/A.D.) μηθένα ἀλλογενῆ εἰσπορεύεσθαι ἐντὸς τοῦ περὶ τὸ ἱερὸν τρυφάκτου καὶ περιβόλου (";within the screen and enclosure surrounding the sanctuary"; ). ὃς δ᾽ ἂν ληφθῇ, ἑαυτῶι αἴτιος ἔσται διὰ τὸ ἐξακολουθεῖν θάνατον : see also s.v. ἀλλογενής and Deissrnann LAE p. 74 ff.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
ιερον ἱερόν ἱερὸν ιερου ἱεροῦ ιερω ἱερῷ hiero hierō hierôi hierō̂i hieron hierón hieròn hierou hieroû iero ierō ieron ierou

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