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Entry for Strong's #1086 - Γεργεσηνός

Word Origin
of Hebrew origin (01622)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
Gergesenes = "a stranger drawing near" ?
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Verse Results
KJV (1) NAS (3) HCS (3)
Matthew 1
Mark 1
Luke 2
Mark 1
Luke 2

Thayer's Expanded Definition

Γεργεσηνός, Γεργεσηνη, Γεργεσηνον, Gergesene, belonging to the city Gergesa, which is assumed to have been situated on the eastern shore of Lake Gennesaret: Matthew 8:28 Rec. But this reading depends on the authority and opinion of Origen, who thought the variants found in his manuscripts Γαδαρηνῶν and Γερασηνῶν (see these words) must be made to conform to the testimony of those who said that there was formerly a certain city Gergesa near the lake. But Josephus knows nothing of it, and states expressly (Antiquities 1, 6, 2), that no trace of the ancient Gergesites (A. V. Girgashites, cf. B. D. under the word) (mentioned Genesis 15:20; Joshua 24:11) had survived, except the names preserved in the O. T. Hence, in Matthew 8:28 we must read Γαδαρηνῶν (so T Tr WH) and suppose that the jurisdiction of the city Gadara extended quite to the Lake of Gennesaret; but that Matthew (Matthew 8:34) erroneously thought that this city was situated on the lake itself. For in Mark 5:14; Luke 8:34, there is no objection to the supposition that the men came to Jesus from the rural districts alone. (But for the light thrown on this matter by modern research, see B. D. American edition under the word ; Thomson, The Land and the Book, ii. 34ff; Wilson in The Recovery of Jerusalem, p. 286f.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

Γερασηνός , - , -όν ,

Gerasene, of Gerasa, not the G. of Decapolis, 30 Miles. S.E. of the Lake, but a Gerasa or Gergesa (perh. the mod. Kersa) on E. shore; as subst., pl. οἱ Γ ., Mark 5:1, Luke 8:26; Luke 8:37 (Γεργεσηνῶν , RV, mg.1; Γαδαρηνῶν , RV, mg.2).†

Γεργεσηνός , - , -όν ,

Gergesene: Luke 8:26; Luke 8:37, TR, mg.1 (LTr., WH, R, txt., Γερασηνῶν ; R, mg. 2, Γαδαρηνῶν ).†

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

Cagnat IV. 374.11 (A.D. 102–5) Ἀντιοχέων τῶν [ἐπὶ τ ]ῷ Χρυσορόᾳ , τῶν πρότερο [ν Γε ]ρασηνῶν . Whether this Gerasa, which was in Arabia, could put in a claim to be connected distantly with the Gospel story, we do not discuss here.



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.
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Γερασηνων Γερασηνῶν Gerasenon Gerasenôn Gerasēnōn Gerasēnō̂n
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