Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2665 - καταπέτασμα
- a veil spread out, a curtain
- the name given to the two curtains in the temple at Jerusalem, one of them at the entrance to the temple separated the Holy Place from the outer court, the other veiled the Holy of Holies from the Holy Place
καταπέτασμα, ατος, τό,
1. curtain, veil, Hld. 10.28, PGrenf. 2.111.7 (v/vi A. D.); esp. the veil of the Temple, LXX Exodus 26:31, Aristeas 86, Matthew 27:51, etc.; prop. the inner veil, the outer being τὸ κάλυμμα, cf. Ph. 2.148: metaph., κ. δόξης Id. 1.270.
2. κ. τραπέζης table- cover, Michel 832.25 (Samos, iv B. C.).
† κατα -πέτασμα , -τος , τό
(= cl. παραπέτασμα ),
in NT always the inner veil or curtain of the Temple (or Tabernacle): Matthew 27:51, Mark 15:38, Luke 23:45, Hebrews 6:19; Hebrews 9:3; fig., ἡ σὰρξ αὐτοῦ Hebrews 10:20.†
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καταπέτασμα can no longer be regarded as a wholly ";Biblical,"; or even ";Alexandrian"; (Grimm–Thayer) word, if only in view of an inscr. from Samos of B.C. 346–5, cataloguing the furniture of the temple of Hera (cited by Deissmann LAE p. 101 from Hoffmann Die Griechischen Dialekte III. p. 72) καταπέτασμα τῆς τραπέζης, ";table-cover.";
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