Bible Dictionaries

Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


Additional Links
1: σκέλος
(Strong's #4628 — Noun Neuter — skelos — skel'-os )

"the leg from the hip downwards," is used only of the breaking of the "legs" of the crucified malefactors, to hasten their death, John 19:31-33 (a customary act, not carried out in the case of Christ, in fullfillment of Exodus 12:46; Numbers 9:12 ). The practice was known as skelokopia (from kopto, "to stike"), or, in Latin, crurifragium (from crus, "a leg," and frango, "to break").

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information
Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Leg'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

Search for…
Enter query in the box below:
Choose a letter to browse:
Prev Entry
Next Entry