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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #2280 - Θαδδαῖος
Thaddaeus = "large hearted, courageous"
- one of the twelve apostles. From a comparison with the catalogue of apostles in Lk 6:16, and Acts 1:13, is seems that Judas, Lebbaeus and Thaddaeus were the same person, and the writer of the book of Jude.
Θαδδαῖος, Θαδδαιου, ὁ (תַּדַּי, perhaps large-hearted or courageous, although it has not been shown that תַּד equivalent to the Hebrew שַׁד can meanpectus as well asmamma; (some would connect the terms by the fact that the 'child of one's heart' may be also described as a 'bosom-child'; but see B. D. under the word
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Θαδδαῖος , -ου , ὁ
(Aram. תּדִאַי , תַּדַּי ),
Thaddæus: Matthew 10:3, Mark 3:18 (WH, mg., Λεββαῖος , q.v.).†
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