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Strong's #596 - ἀποθήκη

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Noun Feminine
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  1. a place in which anything is laid by or up
  2. a storehouse, granary
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 18 ‑ אֵבוּס (ay‑booce');  214 ‑ אוֹצָר (o‑tsaw');  1323 ‑ בַּת (bath);  2315 ‑ חֶדֶר (kheh'‑der);  2935 ‑ טֶנֶא (teh'‑neh);  4931 ‑ מִשְׁמֶרֶת (mish‑meh'‑reth);  
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KJV (6)
Matthew 3
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Matthew 3
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HCS (6)
Matthew 3
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BSB (6)
Matthew 3
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ESV (5)
Matthew 2
Luke 3
WEB (6)
Matthew 3
Luke 3
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀπο-θήκη, ἡ,


1. any place wherein to lay up a thing, magazine, storehouse, Th. 6.97; ἀ. βιβλίων Luc. Ind. 5; ἀ. σωμάτων burial-place, Id. Cont. 22.

2. refuge, Philist. 59.

II anything laid by, store, ἀποθήκην ποιεῖσθαι ἐς τὸν Πέρσην lay up store of favour with him, Hdt. 8.109.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἀποθήκη, ἀποθηκης, (ἀποτίθημι), a place in which anything is laid by or up; a storehouse, granary (A. V. garner, barn): Matthew 3:12; Matthew 6:26; Matthew 13:30; Luke 3:17; Luke 12:18, 24. (Jeremiah 27:26 (); Thucydides 6, 97.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀπο -θήκη , -ης ,

(< ἀποτίθημι ),

[in LXX for H214, H2935, etc.;]

a storehouse, granary: Matthew 3:12; Matthew 6:26; Matthew 13:30, Luke 3:17; Luke 12:18; Luke 12:24.†

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

The word is by no means so common as might have been expected. In the Indexes to Oxyrhynchus Papyri I.-X. it is only noted once, namely P Oxy I. 43 versoiii. 29 (A.D. 295). See also BGU I. 32.3, ib. III. 816.5 (iii/A.D.), and ib. 931.2 (iii/iv A.D.) ἐμετρήθη ἀπὸ ἀποθήκης τῆς μέσης ἐλαίου μετρητὰς γ ̄—these are the only occurrences in BGU I.-IV. In P Tebt II. 347 (a banking account, ii/A.D.) the word is repeatedly prefixed to different items, ";the sums so indicated being apparently ‘deposited’ (in a bank?)"; (Edd.). Add Syll 734.84 (Cos) μηδ᾽ ἀποθήκηι χρᾶσθαι τ [ῆι αὐλ ]ῆι τῆι ἐν τῶι ἱερῶι, and Chrest. II. 96i. 6 (after A.D. 350), where counsel pleads that the defendant should give up ¼ of δωρεᾶς καὶ ἀποθήκης, ἢ τὴν ἀποκατάστασιν ἡμῖν ποιήσασθαι τούτων : Mitteis (p. 116) explains these as ";donatio propter nuptias?"; and ";ein Geschäftsladen."; Prof. Thumb notes that the noun survived in Romance (Span. bodega, Fr. boutique) : this reinforces its ancient Hellenistic record.


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
αποθήκαί αποθηκας αποθήκας ἀποθήκας αποθηκη αποθήκη ἀποθήκη αποθηκην αποθήκην ἀποθήκην αποθηκών apothekas apothēkas apothḗkas apotheke apothēkē apothḗke apothḗkē apotheken apothēkēn apothḗken apothḗkēn
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