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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2515 - καθέδρα

Transliteration
kathédra
Phonetics
kath-ed'-rah
Origin
from (2596) and the same as (1476)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
None
Definition
Thayer's
  1. a chair, a seat
    1. used of the exalted seat occupied by men of eminent rank or influence, as teachers and judges
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4186 ‑ מֹשָׁב (mo‑shawb', mo‑shawb');  
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (3)
Matthew
2
Mark
1
NAS (3)
Matthew
2
Mark
1
HCS (3)
Matthew
2
Mark
1
BSB (3)
Matthew
2
Mark
1
ESV (3)
Matthew
2
Mark
1
WEB (3)
Matthew
2
Mark
1
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

καθέδρ-α, ἡ,

I

1. seat, κ. τοῦ λαγῶ a hare's seat or form, X. Cyn. 4.4; chair, Herod.Med. ap. Orib. 6.25.1, CPR 22.8 (ii A.D.), Hdn. 2.3.7; opp. κλίνη, Plu. 2.714e; of rowers' seats, Plb. 1.21.2; κ. λοιμῶν, πρεσβυτέρων, LXX Ps. 1.1, 106(107).32.

2. sitting part, posteriors, Hp. Int. 47, Poll. 2.184, PRyl. 63.10 (iii A.D.).

3. base of a column, Str. 17.1.46.

II

1. sitting posture, Arist. Cat. 6b11, PA 689b21, Thphr. Lass. 5, 7, Plu. 2.45c, etc.

2. sitting idle, inaction, ἐν τῇ καθέδρᾳ Th. 2.18; κ. καὶ σχολή Plu. Cam. 28.

3. session, Luc. JTr. 11.

III chair of a teacher, ἐπὶ τῆς Μωυσέως κ. ἐκάθισαν Matthew 23:2; professorial chair, ἐπὶ τῆς κ. σοφιστής SIG 845 (Eleusis, iii A.D.). imperial throne, τὸν ἐπὶ τῇ κ. τοῦ Αὐτοκράτορος, the Emperor's representative, BSA 27.234 (Sparta, ii A.D.).

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

καθ -έδρα , -ας ,

(< κατά , + ἔδρα , a seat),

[in LXX for H4186 and cogn. forms;]

a chair, seat: Matthew 21:12, Mark 11:16; of teachers, Matthew 23:2.†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

καθέδρα is used instead of βῆμα in Ev. Petr. 3, perhaps, as Swete (ad l.) suggests, because of its Jewish associations Psalms 106:32 [MT Psalms 107:32], Matthew 23:2). From the Κοινή we may cite BGU III. 717.14 (A.D. 149) κόφιν [ος ], καθέδρα, μυροθήκη, πάντα ξύλινα, and the astrological P Ryl II. 63.10 (iii/A.D.) Σκορπείου καθέδρα, where the word is used = ";the posterior."; For the diminutive καθεδράριον, ";stool,"; cf. P Oxy VI. 963 (ii/iii A.D.) χάριν δέ σοι οἶδα, μῆτερ, ἐπὶ τῇ σπουδῇ τοῦ καθεδραρίου, ἐκομισάμην γὰρ αὐτό. Καθέδρα occurs with reference to the sophistical chair occupied by Nicagoras in mid. iii/A.D. in Syll 382.2 instead of the usual θρόνος (cf. Philostratus Vit. Soph. 618 τὸν Ἀθήνησι τῶν σοφιστῶν θρόνον κατασχών, of Nicagoras). The holder of this chair seems to have ranked above the other professors, cf. Walden Universities of Ancient Greece, p. 94.

 

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Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
καθέδρα καθέδραν καθεδρας καθέδρας kathedras kathédras
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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