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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g1198 Greek: desmios


an adjective, primarily denotes "binding, bound," then, as a noun, "the person bound, a captive, prisoner" (akin to deo, "to bind"), Mat 27:15, 16; Mar 15:6; Act 16:25, 27; 23:18; 25:14, RV (AV, "in bonds"), 27; 28:16, 17; Eph 3:1; 4:1; 2Ti 1:8; Phm 1:1, 9; in Hbr 10:34; 13:3, "in bonds."
See BOND, No. 2.

Note: The prison at Jerusalem (Acts 5) was controlled by the priests and probably attached to the high priest's palace, or the Temple. Paul was imprisoned at Jerusalem in the fort Antonia, Act 23:10; at Caesarea, in Herod's Praetorium, 23:35; probably his final imprisonment in Rome was in the Tullianum dungeon.

2 Strong's Number: g1202 Greek: desmotes


akin to No. 1, occurs in Act 27:1, 42.

3 Strong's Number: g4869 Greek: sunaichmalotos


"a fellow prisoner," primarily "one of fellow captives in war" (from aichme, "a spear," and haliskomai, "to be taken"), is used by Paul of Andronicus and Junias, Rom 16:7; of Epaphras, Phm 1:23; of Aristarchus, Col 4:10, on which Lightfoot remarks that probably his relations with the Apostle in Rome excited suspicion and led to a temporary confinement, or that he voluntarily shared his captivity by living with him.


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