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Bible Lexicons

Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #4733 - στερέωμα

from (G4732)
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
  1. that which has been made firm
    1. the firmament, the arch of the sky, which in early times was thought to be solid
      1. a fortified place
    2. that which furnishes a foundation
      1. on which a thing rests firmly, support
    3. firmness, steadfastness
      1. metaph. in a military sense: solid front
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 5553 ‑ סֶלַע (seh'‑lah);  7549 ‑ רָקִיעַ (raw‑kee'‑ah);  7834 ‑ שַׁחַק (shakh'‑ak);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

στερέ-ωμα, ατος, τό,

solid body, Hp. Flat. 8, Anaxag. ap. Placit. 2.25.9. ἄϋλα ς . immaterial solids, Dam. Pr. 425, cf. 205 .

2. foundation or framework, e.g. the skeleton, on which the body is, as it were, built, Arist. PA 655a22; στερεώματος ἕνεκα τοῦ περιτρήτου to strengthen it, Hero Bel. 95.8: metaph., solid part, strength of an army, LXX 1 Maccabees 9:14; also, ratification, ἐπιστολῆς ib. ; steadfastness, τῆς πίστεως Ep.Colossians 2:5 .

3. = στεῖρα (of a ship), Thphr. HP 5.7.3 .

4. firmament, i.e. the sky, the heaven above, LXX Genesis 1:6, Ezekiel 1:22, al.; τὸν τῶν οὐρανίων ς. δεσπότην Tab.Defix.Aud. 242.8 (Carthage, iii A.D. ).

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

στερέωμα , -τος , τό

(< στερεόω ),

[in LXX: Genesis 1:6 ff., Psalms 19:1; Psalms 150:1, Ezekiel 1:22-26; Ezekiel 10:1; Ezekiel 13:5, Da LXX, TH Da 3:56, Daniel 12:3 (H7549), Deuteronomy 33:26 (H7834), Psalms 18:2; Psalms 71:3 (H5553), Es 9:29, 1 Esdras 8:78 (82), Sirach 43:1; Sirach 43:8, 1 Maccabees 9:14 *;]

a solid body;

(a) a support, foundation (Arist., al.); metaph., strength (Psalms 17:1-15; Psalms 70:1-5, 1Mac, ll. c.); steadfastness, firmness: τ . πίστεως , Colossians 2:5;

(b) the dome of heaven (believed to be a solid canopy), the firmament (LXX).†

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

";share the form of"; (see s.v. μορφή), and hence ";share the experience of,"; is found only in Philippians 3:10 and ecclesiastical writers.


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
στερεωμα στερεώμα στερέωμα στερέωμά στέρεωμα στερεώματι στερεώματος στερίσκω stereoma stereōma steréoma steréōma
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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