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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: τράπεζα
(Strong's #5132 — Noun Feminine — trapeza — trap'-ed-zah )

is used of (a) "a dining table," Matthew 15:27 ; Mark 7:28 ; Luke 16:21 ; 22:21,30 ; (b) "the table of shewbread," Hebrews 9:2 ; (c) by metonymy, of "what is provided on the table" (the word being used of that with which it is associated), Acts 16:34 ; Romans 11:9 (figurative of the special privileges granted to Israel and centering in Christ); 1 Corinthians 10:21 (twice), "the Lord's table," denoting all that is provided for believers in Christ on the ground of His death (and thus expressing something more comprehensive than the Lord's Supper); "the table of demons," denoting all that is partaken of by idolaters as the result of the influence of demons in connection with their sacrifices; (d) "a moneychanger's table," Matthew 21:12 ; Mark 11:15 ; John 2:15 ; (e) "a bank," Luke 19:23 (cp. trapezites: see BANKERS); (f) by metonymy for "the distribution of money," Acts 6:2 . See BANK.

2: πλάξ
(Strong's #4109 — Noun Feminine — plax — plax )

primarily denotes "anything flat and broad," hence, "a flat stone, a tablet," 2 Corinthians 3:3 (twice); Hebrews 9:4 .

Note: Some texts have the word kline, "a couch," in Mark 7:4 (AV, "tables").

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

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