Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #290 - ἀμπελών
ἀμπελ-ών, ῶνος, ὁ,
vineyard, Aeschin. 2.156 (v.l.), Thphr. HP 9.10.3, LXX Genesis 9:20,al., PHib. 151 (iii B. C.), PTeb. 5.99 (ii B. C.), D.S. 4.6, Plu. Mar. 21, etc.; cf. ἀμπελεών: — Dim. ἀμπελ-ωνίδιον, τό, PSI 4.375.7 (iii B. C.).
ἀμπελών , -ῶνος , ὁ
(< ἄμπελος ),
[in LXX for H3754;]
a vineyard: Matthew 20:1 ff. Matthew 21:28 ff, Luke 13:6; Luke 20:9 ff., 1 Corinthians 9:7. Æschin., 49, 13; Diod., al.; v. MM, VGT, s.v.; LS, s.v. ἀμπελουργεῖον .)
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Nothing earlier than Diodorus (i/B.C.) in ";profane"; Greek is cited for this word by Grimm. It occurs in five documents of P Tebt I., three of them ii/B.C., and two a little later : cf. also the Ptolemaic P Eleph 14.2 τῶν μὲν ἀμπελώνων τοὺς καθήκοντας ἀργυρικοὺς φόρους. Its appearance in P Hib I. 151 (c. B.C. 250) is presumably coeval with the LXX; nor does the language (. . . μὴ παραγίνεσθαι. . . τρυγήσοντα τὸν ἀμπελῶνα, from a fragment of a letter) suggest that the word was new. It occurs indeed frequently in Rev L, a few years older still. For an instance contemporary with its NT appearances, see PSI 823 (A.D. 65) τῶι ὑπάρχοντι ἡ ̣μ ̣ῖ ̣ν ̣ . . . ἀμπελῶνι : cf. P Tebt II. 35715 (A.D. 197) τέλ (η) . . . ἀμπελῶνο (ς) κατοικ (ικοῦ) (ἀρούρας) α ̄, ";taxes upon 1 aroura of catœcic vine-land."; The suffix -ών (like -̯tum in Latin) denoting plantations of trees was productive in Hellenistic : see under ἐλαιών.
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