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Strong's #1028 - βροχή

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Noun Feminine
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  1. a besprinkling, watering, rain
    1. used of a heavy shower or violent rainstorm
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1653 ‑ גֶּשֶׁם (gheh'‑shem);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

βροχή, ἡ, (βρέχω)

I rain, Democr. 14.8, LXX Psalms 68:10(67).10, Matthew 7:25, Ph. 1.48, Gp. 2.39.7.

II moistening, Dsc. 1.49, Philagr. ap. Orib. 5.32.1, Mnesith.ib. 8.35.11; steeping, in brewing, PTeb. 401.27 (i A. D.).


1. inundation of the Nile, in pl., POxy. 280.5 (i A. D.), Heph.Astr. 1.23.

2. irrigation, Thphr. HP 9.6.3, PPetr. 3p.119 (iii B. C.).

Thayer's Expanded Definition

βροχή, βροχης, (βρέχω, which see), a later Greek word (cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 291), a besprinkling, watering, rain: used of a heavy shower or violent rainstorm, Matthew 7:25, 27; Psalm 67:10 (); Psalm 104:32 (, for גֶּשֶׁם.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

βροχή , -ῆς ,

(< βρέχω ),

[in LXX: Psalms 68:9; Psalms 105:32 (H1653)*;]

1. = βροχετός , a wetting (in Papyri, of irrigation in Egypt; Deiss., LAE, 77).

2. As in MGr. (Kennedy, Sources, 153), = ὑετός , rain: Matthew 7:25; Matthew 7:27.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The evidence already adduced under βρέχω is in itself sufficient to throw suspicion on Thayer’s (p. 694) classing this amongst ";Biblical"; words, and as a matter of fact we can now cite many instances of βροχή from profane sources. Thus from Ptolemaic times comes P Petr III. 43 (2) recto ii. 13 (B.C. 245) πρὸς τὴν βροχὴν τῆ ̣ς ̣ τω ̣̑ν κλη ̣[ρουχι ]κ ̣ῶν ἱππέων γῆς , and almost contemporary with the NT passage (Matthew 7:25; Matthew 7:27) is P Oxy II. 280.5 (A.D. 88–9) a lease of land εἰς ἔτη τέσσαρα βροχὰς τέσσαρες . From this it would appear, as the editors point out, that if there was no βροχή , the year was not to count as one of the four years; and they compare the clause frequently found in leases, ἐὰν δέ τις τοῖς ἑξῆς ἔτεσι ἄβροχος γένηται , παραδεχθήσεται τῷ μεμισθωμένῳ (e.g. P. Oxy I. 101.25, A.D. 142). See also Archiv iv. p. 177, and for a notification of ἀβροχία BGU I. 139 (A.D. 202) (= Chrest. I. 225). For βροχή in another sense see P Tebt II. 401.27 (early i/A.D.), where in the accounts of a beer-seller there is an item βροχῆς (ἀρτάβαι ) β ̄, which seems to be part of the brewing process. In MGr βροχή is ";rain,"; βροχερός ";rainy.";



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