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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1042 - γαββαθά
Gabbatha = "elevated or a platform"
- a raised place, elevation
The Hebrew word for Pavement occurs only once in the Old Testament. In 2 Kings 16:17 we read, "King Ahaz cut off the borders of the bases, and removed the laver from off them; and took down the sea from off the brazen oxen that were under it, and put it upon the pavement of stones." In Ahaz's case his act was the conclusive token of his abject apostasy. So here of Pilate coming down to the apostate Jews. In the former case it was a Jewish ruler dominated by a Gentile idolater; in the latter, a Gentile idolater dominated by Jews who had rejected the Messiah! (John 19:13)
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(Rec. -θᾶ ), ἡ ,
Gabbatha, the Greek transliteration of an uncertain Aramaic word (DB, s.v.; Dalman, Words, 7), used as the equivalent of λιθόστρωτον G3038, stone pavement: John 19:13.†
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the Week of Proper 14 / Ordinary 19