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Strong's #4635 - σκηνοποιός

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  1. a tentmaker
  2. one that makes small portable tents, of leather or cloth of goat's hair or linen, for the use of travellers
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

σκηνοποι-ός, ὁ,

tentmaker, Acts 18:3.

II maker of stage-properties, Com.Adesp. 98 .

III ( σκῆνος 11 ) making bodies, Herm. ap. Stob. 1.49.69.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σκηνοποιός, σκηνοποιου, (σκηνή and ποιέω), a tent-real'cf, equivalent to σκηνορραφος (Aelian v. h. 2, 1); one that made small portable tents, of leather or cloth of goats' hair (Latincilicium) or linen, for the use of travellers: Acts 18:3 (cf. Meyer at the passage; Woldemar Schmidt in Herzog edition 2 vol. xi., p. 359f).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† σκηνοποιός , -όν

(< σκηνή , ποιέω ),

making tents; as subst., ὁ σ ., a tent-maker: Acts 18:3.†

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

From denoting a ";garland"; or ";wreath"; generally, στέφανος came to denote a ";crown of victory,"; and as such was applied by Paul to his converts, as in 1 Thessalonians 2:19. It should be noted, however, that the distinction between στέφανος, ";crown of victory"; (";Kranz";) and διάδημα, ";crown of royalty"; (";Krone";) must not be pressed too far as by Trench Syn. § xxiii., for στέφανος is not infrequently used in the latter sense : see Mayor’s note on James 1:12, and add from our sources the use of στέφανος to denote the ";crown-tax"; (aurum coronarium) for the present made to a king on his accession or other important occasion, e.g. P Petr II. 39 (e)ii. 23 (iii/B.C.) (as amended Wilcken Ostr. i. p. 275) ἄλλου (sc. στεφάνου) παρουσίας, P Cairo Zen I. 59036.26 (B.C. 257) where 3000 drachmae are collected as ὁ στέφανος τῶι βασιλεῖ, and P Fay 14.3 (B.C. 124) οἱ προκεχιρισμένοι πράκτορες τοῦ ἀναπεφωνημένου Νουμηνίῳ στεφάνου, ";the appointed collectors of the crown-tax decreed for Namenius,"; a private individual. See further Wilcken Ostr i. p. 295 ff., and for a more specific instance of ";a crown of victory,"; see the interesting letter P Lond 1178 (= III. p. 215 f., Selections, p. 99), in which the Emperor Claudius acknowledges the ";golden crown"; sent to him by the Worshipful Gymnastic Club of Nomads on the occasion of his victory over the Britons—.12 ff. τὸν πεμ [φ ]θέντ [α μο ]ι ̣̣ ὑφ᾽ ὑμῶν ἐπὶ τῇ κατὰ βρετάννων νείκῃ χρυσοῦν σ ̣[τέ ]φ [α ]νον. A member of this Club may be referred to in P Ryl II. 153.25 (A.D. 138–161), when ";allowances"; are made to an athlete on account of his ";athletic crown";—ὑπὲρ οὗ ἔσχον ἀθλητικοῦ στεφάνου.

Στέφανος is used in a more general sense, ";reward,"; ";gratuity,"; in P Goodsp Cairo 5.5 (ii/B.C.), where Peteuris promises a reward of five talents of copper, εἰς στέφανον χαλκοῦ (τάλαντα) πέντε, on account of some special service (cf. Archiv ii. p. 578 f.). The dim. στεφάνιον is similarly used in P Petr III. 142.19 (iii/B.C.) στεφάνια τῶι Ἀδώνει, and P Par 42.12 (B.C. 156) (= UPZ i. p. 318) στεφάνιόν ἐστιν χα (λκοῦ) (ταλάντων) γ ̄.

A good ex. of the metaph. use of the word, as in Philippians 4:1, Revelation 3:11, is afforded by PSI IV. 405.3 (iii/B.C.) μέγας γάρ σου ὁ στέφανός ἐστιν ὑπὸ πάντων. . . εὐλογεῖσθαι : see Archiv vi. p. 393. Some miscellaneous exx. of the word are—P Oxy IV. 736.56 (accounts—c. A.D. 1) γενεσίοις Τρυφᾶτος στεφὰ (νων) (ὀβολοὶ δύο), ";on the birthday of Tryphas, for garlands 2 ob.,"; ib. IX. 1211.6 (articles for a sacrifice—ii/A.D.) στέφανοι ι ̄ς ̄, P Lond 964.10 (preparations for a wedding feast—ii/iii A.D.) (= III. p. 212) μὴ ἐπιλάθῃ μηδὲν τοὺς στεφάνους κ (αὶ) τὰ τάβλια, and ib. 1164 (i).21 (A.D. 212) (= III. p. 166) οἷς ἐνίκησα στεφάνοις.

Reference may be made to the monograph by Josef Köchling De Coronarum apud antiquos vi atque usu (in Religionsgeschichtliche Versuche und Vorarbeiten xiv. 2), Giessen, 1914.


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
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σκηνοποιοι σκηνοποιοί σκηνοποιοὶ skenopoioi skenopoioì skēnopoioi skēnopoioì
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