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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: θρόνος
(Strong's #2362 — Noun Masculine — thronos — thron'-os )

"a throne, a seat of authority," is used of the "throne" (a) of God, e.g., Hebrews 4:16 , "the throne of grace," i.e., from which grace proceeds; Hebrews 8:1; 12:2; Revelation 1:4; 3:21 (2nd part); 4:2 (twice); 5:1; frequently in Rev.; in Revelation 20:12 , in the best texts, "the throne" (some have Theos, "God," AV); cp. Revelation 21:3; Matthew 5:34; 23:22; Acts 7:49; (b) of Christ, e.g. Hebrews 1:8; Revelation 3:21 (1st part); 22:3; His seat of authority in the Millennium, Matthew 19:28 (1st part); (c) by metonymy for angelic powers, Colossians 1:16; (d) of the Apostles in millennial authority, Matthew 19:28 (2nd part); Luke 22:30; (e) of the elders in the heavenly vision, Revelation 4:4 (2nd and 3rd parts), RV, "thrones" (AV, "seats"); so Revelation 11:16; (f) of David, Luke 1:32; Acts 2:30; (g) of Satan, Revelation 2:13 , RV, "throne" (AV, "seat"); (h) of "the beast," the final and federal head of the revived Roman Empire, Revelation 13:2; 16:10 .

2: βῆμα
(Strong's #968 — Noun Neuter — bema — bay'-ma )

for which see JUDGMENT-SEAT, is used of the throne or tribunal of Herod, Acts 12:21 .

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

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