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Strong's #4637 - σκηνόω

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  1. to fix one's tabernacle, have one's tabernacle, abide (or live) in a tabernacle (or tent), tabernacle
  2. to dwell
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 167 ‑ אָהַל (aw‑hal');  7931 ‑ שָׁכַן (shaw‑kan');  
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KJV (5)
John 1
Revelation 4
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Revelation 5
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John 1
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


pitch tents, encamp, ἐσκήνωσαν v.l. for -ησαν in X. An. 2.4.14; σκηνοῖεν v.l. for σκηνῷεν (cj.) in ib. 7.4.12 .

2. = σκηνέω (q.v. sub fin.), live or dwell in a tent, ἐν τῷ ὁμοῦ σκηνοῦν prob. cj. in Id. Cyr. 2.1.25: generally, settle, take up one's abode, κατὰ τὰς κώμας σκηνοῦν Id. An. 4.5.23; -οῦν ἐν ταῖς οἰκίαις ib. 5.5.11; ἐν τῇ ἀκροπόλει, οὗπερ αὐτὸς ἐσκήνου Id. HG 5.4.56, cf. LXX Jd. 5.17, al., J. AJ 3.12.6: metaph., ὁ λόγος . . ἐσκήνωσεν ἐν ἡμῖν Ev.John 1:14 : hence in pf. Pass., live or be, πόρρω ἐσκήνωται (v.l. ἐσκήνηται ) τοῦ θανάσιμος εἶναι Pl. R. 610e .

II trans., pitch a tent, σκηνὰς . . σκηνώσας Polyaen. 7.21.6 .

2. τὸν τόπον τὸν νῦν σκενοῖ (sic) the place which he now inhabits, dub. in PCair.Zen. 499.89 (iii B.C.) .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

σκηνόω, σκήνω; future σκηνώσω; 1 aorist σκηνωσα; "to fix one's tabernacle, have one's tabernacle, abide (or live) in a tabernacle (or tent), tabernacle" (often in Xenophon; Demosthenes, p. 1257, 6); God σκηνώσει ἐπ' αὐτούς, will spread his tabernacle over them, so that they may dwell in safety and security under its cover and protection, Revelation 7:15; universally, equivalent to to dwell (Judges 5:17): followed by ἐν with a dative of place, Revelation 12:12; Revelation 13:6 (ἐν ταῖς οἰκίαις, Xenophon, an. 5, 5, 11); ἐν ἡμῖν, among us, John 1:14; μετά τίνος, with one, Revelation 21:3; σύν τίνι, to be one's tent-mate, Xenophon, Cyril 6, 1, 49. (Compare: ἐπισκηνόω, κατασκηνόω.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

σκηνόω , -

(< σκηνή ),

[in LXX chiefly for H7931;]

to have one's tabernacle, to dwell (in Papyri of temporary dwelling, v. MM, Exp., xxii): seq. ἐπί , c. acc pers., Revelation 7:15; seq. ἐν , c. dat. pers., John 1:14; id. c. dat. loc., Revelation 12:12; Revelation 13:6; seq. μετά , c. gen. pers., Revelation 21:3 (cf. ἐπι -, κατα -σκηνόω ).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

In P Cairo Zen I. 59060.7 (B.C. 257) Hierokles writes to Zenon regarding a boy who was Zenon’s nominee in the games, ἐλπίζω σε στεφανωθήσεσθαι, ";I hope that you will be crowned (i.e. victorious) through him"; : cf. 2 Timothy 2:5.

The verb is used technically of the ceremonial crowning of magistrates, e.g. P Oxy VIII. 1117.5 (c. A.D. 178) τῶν τοῦ ἔτους ἐστεφανωμένων ἀρχ [όντων, P Ryl II. 77.37 (A.D. 192) ὁ Ἀχιλλεὺς βούλεται στεφανωθῆναι ἐχηγητείαν, and Preisigke 4101.4 τὸν προφήτην ἐστεφάνωσε.

For the late sense ";reward,"; cf. Polyb. xiii. 9. 5 ἐστεφάνωσαν τὸν Ἀντίοχον πεντακοσίοις ἀργυρίου ταλάντοις, and see s.v. στέφανος.

The compd. verb στεφανηφορέω is seen in P Oxy VII. 1021.15 (A.D. 54) στεφανηφοροῦντας καὶ βουθυτοῦντας, ";wearing garlands and with sacrifices of oxen,"; to celebrate Nero’s accession; the subst. in P Giss I. 27.8 (Trajan/Hadrian) (= Chrest. I. p. 29) στεφανη ̣φορίαν ἄξω, to celebrate a victory; and the adj. in P Ryl II. 77.34 (A.D. 192) στεφα [νη ]φόρον ἐξηγητείαν, ";the office of a crowned exegetes.";


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List of Word Forms
εσκηνωσεν εσκήνωσεν ἐσκήνωσεν σκηνουντας σκηνούντας σκηνοῦντας σκηνουντες σκηνούντες σκηνοῦντες σκηνωσει σκηνώσει eskenosen eskēnōsen eskḗnosen eskḗnōsen skenosei skenṓsei skēnōsei skēnṓsei skenountas skenoûntas skēnountas skēnoûntas skenountes skenoûntes skēnountes skēnoûntes
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