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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical DictionaryGreek Lexicon

Strong's #3966 - πατριάρχης

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G3965) and (G757)
Parts of Speech
masculine noun
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  1. patriarch, founder of a tribe, progenitor
    1. of the twelve sons of Jacob, founders of the tribes of Israel
    2. of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1 ‑ אָב (awb);  7218 ‑ רֹאשׁ (roshe);  8269 ‑ שַׂר (sar);  8269 ‑ שַׂר (sar);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (4)
Acts 3
Hebrews 1
NAS (4)
Acts 3
Hebrews 1
CSB (4)
Acts 3
Hebrews 1
BSB (4)
Acts 3
Hebrews 1
ESV (4)
Acts 3
Hebrews 1
WEB (4)
Acts 3
Hebrews 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

πατρι-άρχης, ου, ὁ,


father or chief of a race, patriarch, LXX 1 Chronicles 27:22, Acts 2:29, Acts 7:8, Hebrews 7:4.

II title borne by the Bishops of Rome, Constantinople, Jerusalem, Antioch, and Alexandria, Just. Nov. 3.2, etc.: Adj. πατρι-αρχικός, ή, όν, of or belonging to him, θρόνος ib. 7 Praef. 1, cf. Cod.Just.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

πατριάρχης, πατριάρχου, (πατριά and ἄρχω; see ἑκατοντάρχης), a Hellensitic word (Winers Grammar, 26), a patriarch, founder of a tribe, progenitor: used of David, Acts 2:29; of the twelve sons of Jacob, founders of the several tribes of Israel, Acts 7:8f; of Abraham, Hebrews 7:4; of the same and Isaac and Jacob, 4 Macc. 7:19; 16:25; used for הָאָבות רֹאשׁ, 1 Chronicles 24:31 (but the text here is uncertain); for שְׁבָטִים שַׂר, 1 Chronicles 27:22; for הַמֵּאות שַׂר, 2 Chronicles 23:20.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

πατριάρχης , -ου ,

(< πατριά , ἄρχω ),

[in LXX: 1 Chronicles 24:31 (H1), 2 Chronicles 19:8; 2 Chronicles 26:12 (H1 H7218), 1 Chronicles 27:12 (H8269), 2 Chronicles 23:20 (H3967 H8269), 4 Maccabees 7:19; 4 Maccabees 16:25*;]

a patriarch: Acts 2:29; Acts 7:8-9, Hebrews 7:4.†

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

In Acts 14:6 ἡ περίχωρος (sc. γῆ) describes ";the country that lies round"; the two cities of Lystra and Derbe, ";where there were no cities but only villages organized after the Anatolian style, not according to the Hellenic municipal fashion"; (Ramsay Recent Discovery, p. 39 n..1 : cf. CRE p. 47 ff.).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
πατριαρχαι πατριάρχαι πατριαρχας πατριάρχας πατριαρχης πατριάρχης πατριαρχου πατριάρχου πατριαρχών patriarchai patriárchai patriarchas patriárchas patriarches patriarchēs patriárches patriárchēs patriarchou patriárchou
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