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1: κατασκήνωσις
(Strong's #2682 — Noun Neuter — kataskenosis — kat-as-kay'-no-sis )

properly "an encamping, taking up one's quarters," then, "a lodging, abode" (kata, "down over," skene, "a tent"), is used of birds' "nest" in Matthew 8:20 ; Luke 9:58 . In the Sept., 1 Chronicles 28:2 , "the building;" Ezekiel 37:27 , "(My) tabernacle." The word nossia, signifying "a brood," Luke 13:34 , used in the Sept. to denote a "nest," e.g., in Deuteronomy 22:6 ; 32:11 , signifies the actual receptacle built by birds in which to lay their eggs (having special reference to the prospective brood); but the word kataskenosis, used by the Lord, denotes "a resting or roosting place." This lends force to His comparison. Not only was He without a home, He had even a lodging place (cp. kataskenoo, "to lodge," e.g., Matthew 13:32 ; Acts 2:26 , RV marg., "shall tabernacle;" see LODGE).

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

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