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Strong's #4614 - Σινᾶ

Root Word (Etymology)
of Hebrew origin (H5514)
Parts of Speech
proper locative noun
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Sinai = "thorny"
  1. a mountain or rather a mountainous region in the peninsula of Arabia Petraea, made famous by the giving of the Mosaic law
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Thayer's Expanded Definition

Σινᾶ (Σινᾶ WH; cf. Chandler §§ 135, 138), τό (namely, ὄρος, cf. Buttmann, 21f (19)), indeclinable, Josephus, τό Σιναιον, Antiquities 3, 5, 1, and τό Σιναιον ὄρος, Antiquities 2, 12, 1; Hebrew סִינַי (perhaps 'jagged'; others make it an adjective 'belonging to (the desert of) Sin') (Sina or) Sinai, a mountain or, rather, a mountainous region in the peninsula of Arabia Petraea, made famous by the giving of the Mosaic law. There are three summits: one toward the west, which is called חוהֵב, a second toward the east, Sinai proper so called, the third toward the south, now Mount St. Catharine. But the distinction between Horeb and Sinai is given differently by different writers; and some think that they were two different names of one and the same mountain (cf. Sir. 48:7); cf. (McClintock and Strong's Cyclopaedia, under the word ); Winers RWB, under the word Sinai; Arnold in Herzog edition 1 vol. xiv., p. 420f; (Schultz in edition 2 vol. xiv., p. 282ff); Furrer in Schenkel v., p. 326ff; (English Ordnance Survey, 1869; Palmer, Desert of the Exodus, 1872; also his Sinai from the Monuments, 1878; Furrer commends Holland's Sketch Map etc. in the Journ. of the Royal Geog. Soc. vol. 39 (Lond. 1869)). The name occurs in Acts 7:30, 38; Galatians 4:24f.

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(- , Rec.),

indecl. (but τὸ Σιναῖον , FlJ, Ant., iii, 5, 1; τὸ Σιναῖον ὄρος , ib. ii, 12, 1), τό

(Heb. H5514),

Sinai (Exodus 19:11, al.): Acts 7:30; Acts 7:38, Galatians 4:24-25

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For the original meaning ";a standing,"; as in Hebrews 9:8, cf. the use of the plur. for ";buildings,"; ";erections"; in P Petr III. 46 (3).1 (iii/B.C.) εἰς τὰς στάσεις with the editor’s note : see also Deissmann BS p. 158 f., and cf. Syll 790 (= .31157).83 (c. B.C. 100) ὁμοίω [ς δὲ καὶ μὴ εἰσβάλλειν θ ]ρέμματα νομῆς ἕνεκεν μηδὲ στάσεως.

The usage in Acts 15:2; Acts 23:7; Acts 23:10 = ";strife,"; ";dissension,"; may be paralleled from P Rein 1816 (B.C. 108) ἐπ᾽ ἀδίκου στάσεως ἱστάμενος, ";soulevant une querelle injuste,"; P Strass I. 20.10 (iii/A.D.) where certain persons, who have been long at strife, agree στάσ ̣εις διαλύσασθαι, and P Oxy XVI. 1873.2 (late v/A.D.) ]τ ̣ι τὴν Λυκοπολιτῶν στάσιν καὶ μ ̣[α ]νίαν ϕ ̣[αντά ]ζ ̣ο ̣μαι, ";I still see in imagination the riots and madness at Lycopolis"; (Edd.). See also P Lond 1912.73 (Claudius to the Alexandrines—A.D. 41) τῆς δὲ πρὸς Ἰουδαίους ταραχῆς καὶ στάσεως, Ostr 1151.3 (iii/A.D. ?) γράφω σοι τὴν στάσι (ν) περὶ τοῦ κλήρ (ου), and Menander Fragm. 560.3 στάσις οἰκετῶν, ";a wrangle among house-slaves."; In P Lond 1177.133 (A.D. 113) (= III. p. 184) the word is used of a ";shift"; of workmen.


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List of Word Forms
Σινα Σινά Σινὰ Σινᾶ Sina Siná Sinà
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