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Entry for Strong's #3038 - λιθόστρωτος

Word Origin
from (3037) and a derivative of (4766)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. spread (paved with stones)
  2. a mosaic or tessellated pavement
    1. of a place near the praetorium or palace of Jerusalem
    2. an apartment whose pavement consists of tessellated work
    3. of places in the outer courts of temple
The word for "Pavement" is found nowhere else in the NT, but itsHebrew equivalent occurs just once in the OT, and it is evident thatthe Holy Sprit would have us link the two passages together. In 2Kings 16:17 we read, "King Ahaz cut off the borders of the bases, andremoved the laver from off them; and took down the sea from off thebrazen oxen that were under it and put it upon a "pavement" ofstones." In Ahaz's case, his act was the conclusive token of hissurrender to abject apostasy. So here of Pilate coming down to thelevel of the apostate Jews. In the former case it was a Jewish rulerdominated by a Gentile idolater; in the latter, a Gentile idolater,dominated by Jews who rejected their Messiah! AWP
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 7528 ‑ רָצַף (raw‑tsaf');  7531 ‑ רִצְפָּה (rits‑paw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

λῐθό-στρωτος, ον,

1. paved with stones, S. Ant. 1204; δρόμος POxy. 2138.15 (iii A.D.), PFlor. 50.97 (iii A.D.).

2. esp. of tessellated work, λ. ἔδαφος Str. 17.1.28, Poll. 7.121; λ., τό, mosaic or tessellated pavement, IG 42(1).110.19 (Epid., iv/iii B.C.), LXX Ca. 3.10, John 19:13, CIG 2643 (Cyprus, - στρατ -), Roussel Délos: Colonie Athénienne p.422, Arr. Epict. 4.7.37 (v.l.), etc.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

λιθόστρωτος, λιθόστρωτον (from λίθος and the verbal adjective στρωτός from στρώννυμι), spread (paved) with stones (νυμφειον, Sophocles Antig. 1204-1205); τό λιθόστρωτον, substantively, a mosaic or tessellated pavement: so of a place near the praetorium or palace at Jerusalem, John 19:13 (see Γαββαθα); of places in the outer courts of the temple, 2 Chronicles 7:3; Josephus, b. j. 6, 1, 8 and 3, 2; of an apartment whose pavement consists of tessellated work, Epictetus diss. 4, 7, 31, cf. Esther 1:6; Suetonius, Julius Caesar 46; Pliny, h. n. 36, 60 cf. 64.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

λιθό -στρωτος , -ον

(< στρώννυμι ),

[in LXX: 2 Chronicles 7:3, Ezra 1:6, (H7531, H7528)*;]

paved with stones, esp. of tessallated work (Ca, i.e.); as subst., τὸ λ ., a tessallated pavement: John 19:13 (cf. Γαββαθᾶ ).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For this NT ἅπ. εἰρ. (John 19:13) cf. P Flor I. 50.97 (A.D. 268) ἐπὶ τοῦ λιθοστρώτου δρόμου Ἕρμου. See also Aristeas 88 τὸ δὲ πᾶν ἔδαφος λιθόστρωτον καθέστηκε, ";the whole floor (of the temple) is paved with stones"; (Thackeray). Other exx. in Wetstein.


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