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Strong's #2878 - κορβᾶν

kor-ban', kor-ban-as'
of Hebrew and Aramaic origin respectively (H7133)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
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  1. a gift offered (or to be offered) to God
  2. the sacred treasury
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


(indecl.), Hebr. qorbân,

gift or votive offering for the service of God, Mark 7:11, J. AJ 4.4.4: hence κορβανᾶς, ὁ, the treasury of the temple at Jerusalem, Matthew 27:6, J. BJ 2.9.4 (v.l. κορβωνᾶς).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κορβᾶν (κορβᾶν WH; but see Tdf. Proleg., p. 102), indeclinable, and κορβανᾶς, accusative κορβᾶν (Buttmann, 20 (18)), (Hebrew קָרְבָּן i. e. an offering, the Sept. everywhere δῶρον, a term which comprehends all kinds of sacrifices, the bloody as well as the bloodless);

1. κορβᾶν, a gift offered (or to be offered) to God: Mark 7:11 (Josephus, Antiquities 4, 4, 4, of the Nazarites, οἱ κορβᾶν αὑτούς ὀνομασαντες τῷ Θεῷ, δῶρον δέ τοῦτο σημαίνει κατά Ἑλλήνων γλῶτταν; cf. contracted Apion. 1, 22, 4; (BB. DD. under the word, Corban; Ginsburg in the Bible Educator, 1:155)).

2. κορβανᾶς, κορβανα (see Buttmann, as above), the sacred treasury: Matthew 27:6 (L marginal reading Tr marginal reading κορβᾶν) (τόν ἱερόν θησαυρόν, καλεῖται δέ κορβανᾶς, Josephus, b. j. 2, 9, 4).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† κορβάν

(Rec., T, -βᾶν ),


(Heb. H7133),

an offering, a gift offered to God: Mark 7:11 (cf. κορβανᾶς ).†

κορβανᾶς , - ,

(Heb. H7133),

the Temple treasury: Matthew 27:6 (cf. κορβάν ).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
Κορβαν Κορβάν Κορβᾶν κορβαναν κορβανάν κορβανᾶν Korban Korbán korbanan korbanân