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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #5301 - ὕσσωπος

Word Origin:
of foreign origin (0231)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Feminine
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. hyssop
  2. a plant used by the Hebrews in their ritual sprinklings
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 231 ‑ אֵזוֹב (ay‑zobe');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ὕσσωπος, ἡ,

hyssop, Origanum hirtum, Hebr. 'çzôb, IG 12(5).593.16 (Iulis, V B.C.), PCair.Zen. 704.8 (iii B. C.), LXX Exodus 12:22, al., Ezek. Exag. 185, Nic. Al. 603, Th. 872, John 19:29, Hebrews 9:19, Dsc. 3.25, Ath. 4.156e: also ὕσσωπον, τό, Cels. 4.14.2, 4.15.3, Plin. HN 25.136, 26.114, 124, Ps.- Dsc. 3.25, Sor. 2.32, al., Gal. 6.638, 12.149, Hippiatr. 130.10; cf. ὑσωπίς. (Written ὑσω- in IG l.c., Cels. and Plin. ll. cc. (hyso-), Gal. 6.279, Vict.Att. 6, 12, Ath.l.c., and as v.l. in LXX 3 Ki. 4.29 (5.13), Psalms 51:9(50).9, Jo. l.c., Hebr. l. c., Gal. 6.572,638,656, Gp. 13.8.2, Hippiatr. 130.14 (f.l. for οἰσύπου ib.130.49); ὑσσω- in PCair.Zen. l.c. and freq. in codd.; ὑσς- is a long syll. in Ezek. and Nic. ll. cc.; gen. written ἱσσύπου in PGoodsp.Cair. 30 xl ii 8 (ii A. D.).)

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 ὕσσωπος (on the breathing see WH's Appendix, p. 144 a; Lachmann (in both his editions) spells it with one sigma ς' in John), ὑσσώπου, , (Hebrew אֵזוב, Exodus 12:22; Numbers 19:6,18, etc.), hyssop, a plant a bunch of which was used by the Hebrews in their ritual sprinklings: Hebrews 9:19; ὑσσώπῳ, equivalent to καλάμῳ ὑσσώπου, John 19:29. Cf. Winer s RWB, under the word Ysop; Arnold in Herzog xviii., p. 337f; Furrer in Schenkel v., 685f; ( Riehm, p. 1771 f; Löw, Aram. Pflanzennamen, § 93; Tristram, Nat. Hist. etc., p. 455f; B. D. under the word (especially American edition)).

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";fear";: OGIS 33917 (c. B.C. 120) διά τε τὸν ἀπὸ τῶν γειτνιώντων Θραικῶν φόβον, P Pay 2121 (A.D. 134) τῷ τοῦ προστίμου φόβῳ, ";by the fear of incurring penalties,"; P Oxy XIV. 166819 (iii/A.D.) ὁ ἡγεμὼν ἀμνησίαν ἔπεμψεν ἐνθάδε καὶ οὐκέτι φόβος οὐδὲ εἶς ἔνει, ";the praefect has sent an amnesty here, and there is no longer any fear at all"; (Edd.), and BGU II. 5471 (Byz.) μέγας φόβος ἐπίκειται ἡμῖν. For the plur. as in 2Co. 7:5, see Syll 168 (= 3 326)21 (B.C. 307–6) καὶ φόβων κ [αὶ κινδύνων μεγάλων τοὺς ] Ἕλληνας περἷ στάντων.

The reverential fear towards God, which appears in such a passage as Act. 9:31, may be illustrated from P Lond 191412 (A.D. 335?) φόβον θεοῦ ἒχοντες ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ : cf. ib. IV. 139318. In 2Co. 5:11 Field (Notes, p. 183) prefers the rendering ";terror,"; as against RV ";fear.";


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ύσσωπον υσσωπου υσσώπου ὑσσώπου υσσωπω υσσώπω ύσσωπω ὑσσώπῳ hyssopo hyssōpō hyssṓpoi hyssṓpōi hyssopou hyssōpou hyssṓpou ussopo ussōpō ussopou ussōpou
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