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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g5117 Greek: topos


"a place," is translated "room" in Luk 2:7; 14:22, i.e., "place;" in the AV in Luk 14:9, 10, RV, "place" (of a couch at a feast); of a position or condition which a person occupies, 1Cr 14:16 (RV, "place").

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g4411 Greek: protoklisia


"the chief reclining place at table," is rendered "uppermost rooms," in Mat 23:6, AV (RV, "chief place"); in Mar 12:39, "uppermost rooms," AV (RV, "chief places"); in Luk 14:7, "chief rooms," AV (RV, "chief seats"); in Luk 14:8, AV, "highest room" (RV, "chief seat"); in Luk 20:46, AV, "highest seats" (RV, "chief seats").
See CHIEF, B, No. 7, PLACE, No. 5.

A-3 Noun Strong's Number: g508 Greek: anagaion | anogeon


"an upper room" (ana, "above," ge, "ground"), occurs in Mar 14:15; Luk 22:12, "a chamber," often over a porch, or connected with the roof, where meals were taken and privacy obtained.

A-4 Noun Strong's Number: g5253 Greek: huperoon


the neuter of the adjective huperoos, "upper" (from huper, "above"), used as a noun, denoted in classical Greek "an upper story" or "room" where the women resided; in the Sept. and the NT, "an upper chamber, a roof-chamber," built on the flat "roof" of the house, Act 1:13, RV, "upper chamber" (AV "upper room"); see CHAMBER, No. 2.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g5562 Greek: choreo


"to make room," is translated "there was... room" in Mar 2:2.
See CONTAIN, No. 1

C-1 Preposition Strong's Number: g473 Greek: anti


"in place of, instead of," is translated "in the room of" in Mat 2:22.


(1) In Luk 12:17, AV, pou, "anywhere" or "where," with a negative, is translated "no room" (RV, "not where").

(2) In Act 24:27, AV, diadochos, "a successor," with lambano, "to receive," is translated "came into (Felix') room," RV, "(Felix) was succeeded by." Diadochos often meant a deputy, a temporary successor."

Smith's Bible Dictionary


The references to "room" in Matthew 23:6; Mark 12:39; Luke 14:7-8; 20:46 signify the highest place on the highest couch round the dinner or supper table-the "uppermost seat", as it is more accurately rendered in Luke 11:43.


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