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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Lodge, Lodging

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A — 1: αὐλίζομαι
(Strong's #835 — Verb — aulizomai — ow-lid'-zom-ahee )

properly, "to lodge in a courtyard" (aule, See COURT , No. 2), then, "to lodge in the open," denotes, in the NT, "to pass the night, to lodge anywhere," Matthew 21:17 ; Luke 21:37 , RV, "lodged" (AV, "abode"). See the metaphorical use in the Sept. and the Heb. of Psalm 30:5 , "(weeping) may come in to lodge (at even)," i.e., as a passing stranger. See ABIDE.

A — 2: κατασκηνόω
(Strong's #2681 — Verb — kataskenoo — kat-as-kay-no'-o )

"to pitch one's tent" (kata, "down," skene, "a tent"), is rendered "to lodge," of birds, in Matthew 13:32 ; Mark 4:32 ; Luke 13:19 . In Acts 2:26 , it is used of the body of the Lord in the tomb, as dwelling in hope, RV, "shall dwell" (marg., "tabernacle"), AV, "shall rest." See DWELL , REST. Cp. kataskenosis, "a roosting place."

A — 3: καταλύω
(Strong's #2647 — Verb — kataluo — kat-al-oo'-o )

in one of its meanings, signifies "to unloose" (kata, "down," luo, "to loose"), "unyoke," as of horses, etc., hence intransitively, "to take up one's quarters, to lodge," Luke 9:12 ; 19:7 , RV, "to lodge" (AV, "to be a guest"). See COME , Note (7) (come to nought), DESTROY , DISSOLVE , OVERTHROW , THROW. Cp. kataluma, "a guest chamber, inn."

A — 4: ξενίζω
(Strong's #3579 — Verb — xenizo — xen-id'-xo )

"to receive as a guest" (xenos, "a guest, stranger"), "to entertain, lodge," is used in the Active Voice in Acts 10:23 ; 28:7 , RV, "entertained" (AV, "lodged"); Hebrews 13:2 , "have entertained;" in the Passive Voice, Acts 10:6 (lit., "he is entertained"), 18,32; 21:16. Its other meaning, "to think strange," is found in 1 Peter 4:4,12 . See ENTERTAIN , STRANGE.

B — 1: ξενία
(Strong's #3578 — Noun Feminine — xenia — xen-ee'-ah )

akin to A, No. 4, denotes (a) "hospitality, entertainment," Philemon 1:22 ; (b) by metonymy, "a place of entertainment, a lodging-place," Acts 28:23 (some put Philemon 1:22 under this section).


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

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
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