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Bible Lexicons

Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #1047 - γάζα

Transliteration
gáza
Phonetics
gad'-zah
Origin
of foreign origin
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TDNT
None
Definition
Thayer's
  1. the royal treasury, treasure, riches
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (1)
Acts
1
NAS (1)
Acts
1
HCS (1)
Acts
1
BSB (1)
Acts
1
ESV (1)
Acts
1
WEB (1)
Acts
1
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

γάζα [ γᾱ], ,

I treasure, Thphr. HP 8.11.5, OGI 54.22 (iii B. C.), Epigr. ap. Str. 14.1.39, LXX 2 Esdras 5:17, Acts 8:27, etc.; ἐκ τῆς βασιλικῆς γ. D.S. 17.35.

II large sum of money, Plb. 11.34.12. (Persian word.)

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

γάζα , -ης ,

(a Persian word),

[in LXX for H1596, Ezra 5:17; Ezra 6:1; Ezra 7:20-21, Ezra 4:7; H1489, Ezra 7:21; Isaiah 39:2 *;]

treasure: Acts 8:27.†


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

For this word we may cite the interesting inscription discovered at Adule on the African coast of the Red Sea, in which the conquests of Ptolemy III in the Eastern Provinces, including Babylon and Persia, are recounted—OGIS 54.22 (2nd half of iii/B.C.) καὶ ἀναζητήσας ὅσα ὑπὸ τῶν Περσῶν ἱερὰ ἐξ Αἰγύπτου ἐξήχθη καὶ ἀνακομίσας μετὰ τῆς ἄλλης γάζης τῆς ἀπὸ τῶν τόπων εἰς Αἴγυπτον δυνάμεις ἀπέστειλεν . See further Mahaffy The Empire of the Ptolemies, p. 199 f. The statement that the noun, borrowed in Greek in iv/B.C., was a Persian word for the King’s treasury, depends on Curtius (see Grimm) : the Middle Persian ganj has the required meaning, and can be shown to descend from the same original, as Dr Louis H. Gray tells us. Ganj was the heavenly treasure-house where merits were stored against the Judgement : see Moulton Early Zoroastrianism, pp. 162, 382.

 

 

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.
List of Word Forms
γάζαι γάζαις γάζαν γαζης γάζης gazes gazēs gázes gázēs
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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