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Strong's #2787 - κιβωτός
- a wooden chest or box
- in the NT the ark of the covenant, in the temple at Jerusalem
- of Noah's vessel built in the form of an ark
box, chest, coffer, Hecat. 368 J., Simon. 239, Eup. 228.4, Ar. Eq. 1000, V. 1056 (anap.), Lys. 12.10, Thphr. Char. 18.4, IG 22.1388.73; κ. δίθυρος, τετράθυρος, ib.12.330; ἱερά, δημοσία κ., Inscr.Délos 442 A 2,75 (ii B.C.); Noah's ark, LXX Genesis 6:14; the ark of Moses, ib. Exodus 25:9(10), al.; πέπτωκεν εἰς κ. has been deposited in the archives, UPZ 126 (iii B.C.), etc.; opp. κίστη (q.v.). (Perh. a v.l. in Il. 24.228, cf. Sch.adloc. Suid. cites κίβος as the radic. form.)
κιβωτός, κιβωτοῦ, ἡ (κιβος (cf. Suidas 2094 e.)), a wooden chest, box ((Hecataeus, 368 (Müller's Frag. i., p. 30), Simonides), Aristophanes, Lysias, Athen., Aelian, others): in the N. T., the ark of the covenant, in the temple at Jerusalem, Hebrews 9:4 (Philo, Josephus; the Sept. very often for אָרון); in the heavenly temple, Revelation 11:19; of Noah's vessel, built in the form of an ark, Matthew 24:38; Luke 17:27; Hebrews 11:7; 1 Peter 3:20 (4 Macc. 15:31; the Sept. for תֵּבָה).
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κιβωτός , -οῦ , ἡ ,
[in LXX: Genesis 6:1-22; Genesis 7:1-24; Genesis 8:1-22; Genesis 9:1-29 (H8392), elsewhere, very freq., as Exodus 25:9 (10), for H727;]
a wooden box or chest: of Noah's ark, Matthew 24:38, Luke 17:27, Hebrews 11:7, 1 Peter 3:20; of the ark of the covenant, Hebrews 9:4, Revelation 11:19.†
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In P Tebt II. 279.1 (B.C. 231) we find the phrase πέπτωκεν εἰς κιβωτόν, which is confined to iii/B.C. papyri, with reference to the depositing of documents, here a nursing con–tract, in the ";official"; chest : see the editors’ introd. and cf. Archiv v. p. 230 f. Other instances of the word are P Fay 121.8 (c. A.D. 100) ἐν τῆι (for gender, Mayser Gr. p. 261) κειβωτῶι τῶν ἀσκῶν ἧι ἔχεις παρὰ σοί, P Oxy X. 1269.21 (early ii/A.D.) κιβωτὸς κειμένου παρακλειδίου, ";a coffer supplied with a false key"; (Edd.), and BGU III. 717.13 (A.D. 149) together with κόφινος. The word is apparently of Semitic origin (cf. Lewy Fremdwörter, p. 99 f.). It may be noted that Jos. c. Apion. i. 130 improves it into λάρναξ. For κιβωτός and κιβώτιον = ";book-chest,"; see Birt Buchrolle, p. 248. MGr ἓν κιβώτιον, ";a box.";
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