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Lexicon :: Strong's G3156 - maththaios

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maththaios (Key)
Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
A shorter form of Ματταθίας (G3161)
5x in 2 unique form(s)
5x in 2 unique form(s)
0x in 0 unique form(s)
Strong’s Definitions

Ματθαῖος Matthaîos, mat-thah'-yos; a shorter form of G3164; Matthæus (i.e. Matthitjah), an Israelite and a Christian:—Matthew.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 5x

The KJV translates Strong's G3156 in the following manner: Matthew (5x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 5x
The KJV translates Strong's G3156 in the following manner: Matthew (5x).
  1. Matthew = "gift of Jehovah"

    1. son of Alphaeus, one of the 12 disciples

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
Ματθαῖος Matthaîos, mat-thah'-yos; a shorter form of G3164; Matthæus (i.e. Matthitjah), an Israelite and a Christian:—Matthew.
STRONGS NT 3156: Ματθαῖος
Ματθαῖος (L T Tr WH Μαθθαῖος, cf. Buttmann, 8 (7); (WHs Appendix, 159b; Scrivener, Introduction, chapter viii. § 5, p. 562)), Ματθαιου (Buttmann, 18 (16)), (commonly regarded as Hebrew מַתִּיָה, gift of God, from מַתָּן and יָהּ; but מַתִּיָּה is in Greek Ματθίας, and the analogy of the names חַגַּי (from חָג a festival) in Greek Αγγαιος, זַכַּי, Ζακχαῖος, and others, as well as the Syriac form of the name before us yTM [] (and its form in the Talmud, viz., מתי or מתאי; Sanhedrin 43{a}; Meuschen, N. T. ex Talm. illustr., p. 8) certainly lead us to adopt the Aramaic form מַתַּי, and to derive that from the unused singular מַת, a man, plural מְתִים; hence, equivalent to manly, cf. Grimm in the Studien und Kritiken for 1870, p. 723ff), Matthew, at first a collector of imposts, afterward an apostle of Jesus: Matthew 9:9ff (cf. Mark 2:14; Luke 5:27ff; see Λευί, 4); Matthew 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:15; Acts 1:13. According to Papias (in Eusebius, h. e. 3, 39) he wrote down Ἑβραΐδι διαλέκτῳ τά (κυριακα) λόγια, i. e. the sayings of our Lord; this collection of discourses, perhaps already retouched by someone else and translated into Greek, the author of our first canonical Gospel combined with accounts of the acts and sufferings of Christ, and so it came to pass that this Gospel was ascribed by the church to Matthew as its author. (But this theory seems to be rendered unnecessary by the fact that λόγια had already come to denote sacred oracles equivalent to ἱερά γράμματα, Josephus, b. j. 6, 5, 4, or ἱεραι γραφαί, Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 53, 1 [ET]; see the added references under the word λόγιον. Cf. Fisher, Supernat. Origin of Christianity, pp. 160-167; and references in Schaff, Hist. of the Christ. Church, i., 622f; Bleek, Einl. ins N. T. (edited by Mangold), p. 115f.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

9:9; 10:3
2:14; 3:18
5:27; 6:15

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G3156 matches the Greek Μαθθαῖος (maththaios),
which occurs 5 times in 5 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:9 - As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man called Matthew, G3156 sitting in the tax collector’s booth; and He *said to him, “Follow Me!” And he got up and followed Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 10:3 - Philip and [fn]Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew G3156 the tax collector; [fn]James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:18 - and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, G3156 and Thomas, and [fn]James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the [fn]Zealot;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:15 - and Matthew G3156 and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:13 - When they had entered the city, they went up to the upper room where they were staying; that is, Peter and John and [fn]James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, G3156 [fn]James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and Judas the [fn]son of [fn]James.

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