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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: φυλή

(Strong's #5443 — Noun Feminine — phule — foo-lay' )

"a company of people united by kinship or habitation, a clan, tribe," is used (a) of the peoples of the earth, Matthew 24:30; in the following the RV has "tribe(-s)" for AV, "kindred(-s)," Revelation 1:7; 5:9; 7:9; 11:9; 13:7; 14:6 (b) of the "tribes" of Israel, Matthew 19:28; Luke 2:36; 22:30; Acts 13:21; Romans 11:1; Philippians 3:5; Hebrews 7:13,14; James 1:1; Revelation 5:5; 7:4-8; 21:12 .

2: δωδεκάφυλον

(Strong's #1429 — Noun Neuter — dodekaphulos — do-dek-af'-oo-lon )

an adjective signifying "of twelve tribes" (dodeka, "twelve," and No. 1), used as a noun in the neuter, occurs in Acts 26:7 .

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

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