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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #2303 - θεῖον
- divine incense, because burning brimstone was regarded as having power to purify, and to ward off disease
(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.
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; (
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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.†
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