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Strong's #2336 - θήκη

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  1. that which a thing is put or laid away, a receptacle, repository, chest, box
    1. used of the sheath of a sword
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1004 ‑ בַּיִת (bah'‑yith);  4678 ‑ מַצֶּבֶת (mats‑tseh'‑beth);  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

θήκ-η, ἡ,


1. case, chest, χρυσοῦ θ. a money- chest, Hdt. 3.130, 9.83, E. Hec. 1147, cf. X. Oec. 8.17, etc.

2. grave, tomb, A. Pers. 405, S. OC 1763 (anap.); νεκρῶν θήκας ἀνοίγειν Hdt. 1.187, cf. 67, al.; αἱ θ. τῶν τεθνεώτων Th. 1.8, 3.104; εἰς ἀναισχύντους θ. ἐτράποντο modes of burial, Id. 2.52, cf. Pl. R. 427b; θήκην ὀρύττειν X. Cyr. 7.3.5.

3. ξίφους θ. sword- sheath, Poll. 10.144; τόξου bow- case, EM 333.41.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

θήκη, θήκης, (τίθημι); from (Aeschylus), Herodotus down; that in which a thing is put or laid away, a receptacle, repository, chest, box: used of the sheath of a sword, John 18:11; Josephus, Antiquities 7, 11, 7; Pollux 10 (31) 144.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

Θήκη , -ης ,

(< τίθημι ),

[in LXX: Exodus 25:27 (H1004), Isaiah 6:13; Isaiah 3:26 *;]

a receptacle, chest, case: of the sheath of a sword, John 18:11.†

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

With the use of this word = ";scabbard,"; ";sheath,"; in John 18:11 cf. P Petr III. 140 (a).4 (accounts) περικεφαλαίας καὶ θήκης ν ̄. For the more ordinary meaning ";box,"; ";chest,"; see P Ryl II. 148.15 (A.D. 40) θήκην ἀννήσον, ";a store of anise,"; BGU III. 781v .6 (i/A.D.) πίναξ μέγας ἐν θήκῃ, P Giss I. 47.24 (time of Hadrian) (= Christ. I. p. 383) ξυλίνης θήκης, and the mutilated inventory of a temple, BGU II. 387 ii .13 (A.D. 177–181) θῆκαι χαλκᾶ [ι. In P Oxy IX. 1188.4 (A.D. 13) it is used of the ";tomb"; of the sacred animals—ἐπὶ τῆ (ς) τῶν ἱερῶν ζῴων θήκης, so .21 : cf. P Oxy I. 79 verso .18 κ ]ηδίας ἢ βασιλ [ικ (ῶν)] θηκῶν. The diminutive is similarly used in the early Christian inscr. cited s.v. γέμω. For the verb θηκοποιέω = ";store,"; see BGU III. 757.15 (A.D. 12), P Ryl II. 142.16 (A.D. 37).


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
θήκαι θήκας θηκην θήκην θήκης theken thēkēn thḗken thḗkēn
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