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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

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1: ἀγών

(Strong's #73 — Noun Masculine — agon — ag-one' )

is translated "race" in Hebrews 12:1 , one of the modes of athletic contest, this being the secondary meaning of the word. See CONFLICT.

2: στάδιον

(Strong's #4712 — Noun Neuter — stadion — stad'-ee-on )

"a stadium," denotes a "racecourse," 1 Corinthians 9:24 . The stadium (about 600 Greek feet or 1/8 of a Roman mile) was the length of the Olympic course. See FURLONG.

Note: No. 1 signifies the "race" itself; No. 2 the "course."

Bibliography Information
Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Race'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ved/​r/race.html. 1940.
 
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