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Lexicon :: Strong's G211 - alabastron

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ἀλάβαστρον
Transliteration
alabastron (Key)
Pronunciation
al-ab'-as-tron
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From alabastros (of uncertain derivation), the name of a stone
mGNT
4x in 1 unique form(s)
TR
4x in 1 unique form(s)
LXX
0x in 0 unique form(s)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

Variant Spellings

Alternate spelling as a neuter noun: ἀλάβαστρον.

Strong’s Definitions

ἀλάβαστρον alábastron, al-ab'-as-tron; neuter of ἀλάβαστρος alábastros (of uncertain derivation), the name of a stone; properly, an "alabaster" box, i.e. (by extension) a perfume vase (of any material):—(alabaster) box.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 4x

The KJV translates Strong's G211 in the following manner: alabaster box (3x), box (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 4x
The KJV translates Strong's G211 in the following manner: alabaster box (3x), box (1x).
  1. a box made of alabaster in which unguents are preserved

    The ancients considered alabaster to be the best material in which to preserve their ointments. Breaking the box, probably means breaking the seal of the box.
Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἀλάβαστρον alábastron, al-ab'-as-tron; neuter of ἀλάβαστρος alábastros (of uncertain derivation), the name of a stone; properly, an "alabaster" box, i.e. (by extension) a perfume vase (of any material):—(alabaster) box.
STRONGS NT 211: ἀλάβαστρον
ἀλάβαστρον, -ου, τό, (in the plural in Theocritus, 15, 114; Anth, Pal. 9, 153; in other secular writings and ἀλάβαστρος; [the older and more correct spelling drops the ρ, cf. Stephanus' Thesaurus, under the word, 1385 d.; Liddell and Scott, under the word ἀλάβαστρος]), a box made of alabaster, in which unguents are preserved (Pliny, h. n, 13, 2 (3) [others, 13, 19] "unguenta optime servantur in alabastris"); with the addition of μύρου (as in Lucian, dial. mer. 14, 2; [Herodotus 3, 20]): Luke 7:37; Matthew 26:7; Mark 14:3 (where L T adopt τὸν ἀλάβ., Tr WH [Meyer] τὴν ἀλ.; Matthew and Luke do not add the article, so that it is not clear in what gender they use the word, [cf. Tdf's critical note at the passage]). Cf. Winers RWB [or B. D.] under the word Alabaster.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Matthew
26:7
Mark
14:3
Luke
7:37

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G211 matches the Greek ἀλάβαστρον (alabastron),
which occurs 4 times in 3 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:7 - a woman came to Him with an alabaster G211 vial G211 of very costly perfume, and she poured it on His head as He reclined at the table.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:3 - While He was in Bethany at the home of Simon the leper, and reclining at the table, there came a woman with an alabaster G211 vial G211 of very costly perfume of pure [fn]nard; and she broke the vial G211 and poured it over His head.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:37 - And there was a woman in the city who was a [fn]sinner; and when she learned that He was reclining at the table in the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster G211 vial G211 of perfume,

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