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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Fifteen, Fifteenth

Dictionaries :: Fifteen, Fifteenth

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g1178 Greek: dekapente

Fifteen, Fifteenth:

lit., "ten-five," occurs in Jhn 11:18; Act 27:28; Gal 1:18.


(1) In Act 7:14, "threescore and fifteen" translates a different numeral, lit., "seventy-five." This refers to all Joseph's kindred whom he sent for. There is no discrepancy between this and Gen 46:26. The Sept. translations give the number as 75 in Gen 46:27 and in Exd 1:5, and this Stephen follows, being a Grecian Jew.

(2) The corresponding ordinal numeral pentekaidekatos, "fifteenth" (lit., "five and tenth") is found in Luk 3:1, where Luke dates the reign of Tiberias from the period of his joint rule with Augustus.


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