the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #694 - ἀργύριον
- a silver coin, silver piece, a shekel
ἀργύριον [ ῠ], τό,
1. small coin, piece of money, Ar. Fr. 262, X. Oec. 19.16, etc.: pl. (v. Poll. 9.89), Ar. Av. 600, Eup. 155, X.l.c.: then,
2. collectively, money, Ar. Pl. 156, 158, al.; ἀ. ῥητόν a fixed sum, Th. 2.70; εἰς ἀ. λογισθέντα calculated in our money, X. Cyr. 3.1.33; ἀ. καθαρόν 'hard cash ', Theoc. 15.36: in Com. with Art., τἀργύριον the money, the cash, δανείζεσθαι Ar. Nu. 756; ἀπαιτεῖν ib. 1247; κατατιθέναι Antiph. 124.14, etc.; so τἀ. καταβάλλειν Th. 1.27, etc.
II = ἄργυρος, silver, πεντηκοσίας μνέας ἀργυρίου Hdt. 3.13; ἀ. ἐπίσημον and ἄσημον Th. 2.13; χρυσίον καὶ ἀ. Pl. Alc. 1.122e; ἀργυρίου ἄνθος lead oxide, Hp. Nat.Mul. 33.
ἀργύριον, ἀργυρίου, τό (from ἄργυρος, which see) (fr. Herodotus down);
3. Specifically, a silver coin, silver-piece (Luther, Silberling), שֶׁקֶל σίκλος, shekel (see B. D. under the word), i. e. a coin in circulation among the Jews after the exile, from the time of Simon (circa
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ἀργύριον , -ου , τό
(< ἄργυρος ),
prop., a piece of silver (Lft., Notes, 191); in NT,
(a) silver: Acts 3:6; Acts 7:16; Acts 19:19; Acts 20:33, 1 Corinthians 3:12, 1 Peter 1:18;
(b) money: Matthew 25:18; Matthew 25:27, Mark 14:11, Luke 9:3; Luke 19:15; Luke 19:23; Luke 22:5, Acts 8:20;
(c) a silver coin: p1., Matthew 26:15; Matthew 27:3-6; Matthew 27:9; Matthew 28:12; Matthew 28:15, where the value is that of a shekel or tetradrachm; ἀργυρίου μυριάδες πέντε (prob. drachmas; MM, s.v.), Acts 19:19.†
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In the marriage contract P Eleph 1.11 (B.C. 311–10) (= Selections, p. 3) provision is made that in certain circumstances the bridegroom shall repay the bride ἀργυρίου Ἀλεξανδρείου (δραχμὰς) Α ̄ , ";1000 drachmae of Alexander’s coinage."; According to the editor, this is ";perhaps the earliest documentary mention of Alexander’s coinage,"; unless Syll 176 is about two years older. In P Amh II. 40.21 (ii/B.C.) mention is made of a bribe consisting of ἀργυρίου στα (τῆρας) η ̄, ";eight staters of silver,"; by means of which a certain Epiodorus secured a fresh division of land in the interests of the temple of Socnopaeus. For a similar use of ἀργυρισμός and ἀργυρίζομαι see Wilcken Archiv iv. p. 174.
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