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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Land

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A — 1: γῆ
(Strong's #1093 — Noun Feminine — ge — ghay )

in one of its usages, denotes (a) "land" as distinct from sea or other water, e.g., Mark 4:1 ; 6:47 ; Luke 5:3 ; John 6:21 ; (b) "land" as subject to cultivation, e.g., Luke 14:35 (see GROUND); (c) "land" as describing a country or region, e.g., Matthew 2:20,21 ; 4:15 ; Luke 4:25 ; in 23:44, RV, "(the whole) land," AV, "(all the) earth;" Acts 7:29 ; Hebrews 11:9 , RV, "a land (not his own)," AV "a (strange) country;" Jude 1:5 . In Acts 7:11 the AV follows a reading of the noun with the definite article which necessitates the insertion of "land." See EARTH.

A — 2: χώρα
(Strong's #5561 — Noun Feminine — chora — kho'-rah )

is used with the meaning "land," (a) of a country, region, e.g., Mark 1:5 ; Luke 15:14 ; sometimes translated "region," e.g., Matthew 4:16 ; Luke 3:1 ; Acts 8:1 ; 13:49 ; 16:6 ; (b) of property, Luke 12:16 , "ground." See COUNTRY , A, No. 3.

A — 3: χωρίον
(Strong's #5564 — Noun Neuter — chorion — kho-ree'-on )

a diminutive of No. 2, in form, but not in meaning, is translated "land" in the sense of property, in Acts 4:34 ; 5:3,8 ; 28:7 , RV, "lands" (AV, "possessions"). See FIELD , GROUND , A, No. 4, PLACE, POSSESSION.

A — 4: ἀγρός
(Strong's #68 — Noun Masculine — agros — ag-ros' )

"a field," or "piece of ground," or "the country" as distinct from the town, is translated "lands" in Matthew 19:29 ; Mark 10:29,30 ; Acts 4:37 (cp. No. 3 in Acts 4:34 ). See COUNTRY , A, No. 1, FARM, FIELD, GROUND.

B — 1: ξηρός
(Strong's #3584 — Adjective — xeros — xay-ros' )

"dry," "dry land," Matthew 23:15 (ge, "land," being understood); Hebrews 11:29 : see DRY.

Note: In Luke 4:26 , the RV, "in the land (of)" and AV, "a city (of)," represent no word in the original, but give the sense of the phrase.

C — 1: κατέρχομαι
(Strong's #2718 — Verb — katerchomai — kat-er'-khom-ahee )

"to come down, or go down, descend," is used of coming to port by ship, in Acts 18:22 , "landed;" Acts 21:3 (ditto); 27:5, "came to." See COME , No. 7, GO, Note (1).

Notes: (1) In Acts 28:12 , RV, katago, "to bring down," used as a nautical term in the Passive Voice, is translated "touching" (AV, "landing"). (2) In Acts 21:3 , some mss. have the verb katago, with reference to Cyprus. (3) In Acts 20:13 , pezeuo, "to travel by land" or "on foot" (pezos, "on foot;" pous, "a foot"), is translated "to go by land," RV, AV, "to go afoot," and RV marg., "to go on foot."


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Land'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/l/land.html. 1940.

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