the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #125 - Αἴγυπτος
Egypt = "double straits"
- a country occupying the northeast angle of Africa
- metaph. Jerusalem, for the Jews persecuting the Christ and his followers, and so to be likened to the Egyptians treating the Jews
1. the river Nile, Od. 4.477,al.
2. King Aegyptus, A. Supp. 9, etc.
II ἡ, Egypt, Od. 17.448, etc.; Αἴγυπτόνδε to Egypt, ib. 426.
Αἴγυπτος, , ἡ (always without the article, Buttmann, 87 (76); Winers Grammar, § 18, 5 a.), the proper name of a well-known country, Egypt: Matthew 2:13; Acts 2:10; Hebrews 3:16, etc.; more fully γῆ Αἴγυπτος, Acts 7:36 (not L WH Tr text), Acts 7:40; Acts 13:17; Hebrews 8:9; Jude 1:5 (Exodus 5:12; Exodus 6:26, etc.; 1 Macc. 1:19; Baruch 1:19f, etc.); ἡ γῆ Αἴγυπτος, Acts 7:11; ἐν Αἰγύπτου namely, γῆ, Hebrews 11:26 Lachmann, but cf. Bleek at the passage; Buttmann, 171 (149); (Winer's Grammar, 384 (359)). In Revelation 11:8 Αἴγυπτος is figuratively used for Jerusalem, i. e. for the Jewish nation viewed as persecuting Christ and his followers, and so to be likened to the Egyptians in their ancient hostility to the true God and their endeavors to crush his people.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006, 2011 by Biblesoft, Inc.
All rights rserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Αἴγυπτος , -ου , ἡ ,
Egypt: Matthew 2:13-15; Matthew 2:19 Acts 2:10; Acts 7:9-39, Hebrews 3:16; Hebrews 11:26-27; γῆ ) Αἴ ., Acts 7:40; Acts 13:17, Hebrews 8:9, Judges 1:5(cf. Exodus 5:12, al.); ἡ Αἴ ., Acts 7:11; fig., of Jerusalem as hostile to God, Revelation 11:8.†
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org.
Copyright 1999-2023. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.