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Strong's #2303 - θεῖον

probably of (G2304) (in its original sense of flashing)
Parts of Speech
Noun Neuter
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  1. brimstone
    1. divine incense, because burning brimstone was regarded as having power to purify, and to ward off disease
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1614 ‑ גָּפְרִית (gof‑reeth');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (7)
Luke 1
Revelation 6
NAS (7)
Luke 1
Revelation 6
HCS (7)
Luke 1
Revelation 6
BSB (7)
Luke 1
Revelation 6
ESV (7)
Luke 1
Revelation 6
WEB (7)
Luke 1
Revelation 6
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


(A), θέειον (in Od. 22.493 θήϊον), τό,

brimstone, used to fumigate and purify, δέπας.. ἐκάθηρε θεείῳ Il. 16.228; οἶσε θέειον.., κακῶν ἄκος Od. 22.481; δεινὴ δὲ θεείου γίγνεται ὀδμή, from a thunderbolt, Il. 14.415; ἐν δὲ θεείου πλῆτο, of a ship struck by lightning, Od. 12.417; ἐμβαλόντες πῦρ ξὺν θ. Th. 2.77, cf. 4.100; Κύριος ἔβρεξεν ἐπὶ Σόδομα καὶ Γόμορρα θ. καὶ πῦρ LXX Genesis 19:24; as a natural product, Hp. Aër. 7, Ph. 2.21, 143, Ti.Locr. 99c; θ. ἄπυρον Gal. 12.903; opp. πεπυρωμένον, Dsc. 5.107; cf. θεάφιον, θέαφος. (Perh. cogn. with θύω, θυμιάω, Lat. suffire.)


(B), τό, the Divinity, v. θεῖος (A) 11.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

θεῖον, θείου, τό (apparently the neuter of the adjective θεῖος equivalent to divine incense, because burning brimstone was regarded as having power to purify, and to ward off contagion (but Curtius, § 320 allies it with θύω; cf. Latinfumus, English dust)), brimstone: Luke 17:29; Revelation 9:17; Revelation 14:10; Revelation 19:20; (); . (Genesis 19:24; Psalm 10:6 (); Ezekiel 38:22; Homer, Iliad 16, 228; Odyssey 22, 481, 493; (Plato) Tim. Locr., p. 99 c.; Aelian v. h. 13, 15 (16); Herodian, 8, 4, 26 (9 edition, Bekker).)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

θεῖον , -ου , τό ,

[in LXX; Genesis 19:24, Deuteronomy 29:23 Job 18:15, Psalms 11:7, Isaiah 30:33; Isaiah 34:9, Ezekiel 38:22 (H1614), 3 Maccabees 2:5*;]

brimstone: Luke 17:29 (LXX), Revelation 9:17-18; Revelation 14:10; Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:10; Revelation 21:8.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
θειον θείον θεῖον θειου θείου θειω θείω θείῳ theio theiō theíoi theíōi theion theîon theiou theíou
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