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Dictionaries :: Basket, Basketful

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g2894 Greek: kophinos

Basket, Basketful:

was "a wicker basket," originally containing a certain measure of capacity, Mat 14:20; 16:9; Mar 6:43 (RV, "basketfuls"); 8:19; Luk 9:17; 13:8 in some mss.; Jhn 6:13.

2 Strong's Number: g4711 Greek: spuris

Basket, Basketful:

or sphuris, signifies "something round, twisted or folded together" (connected with speira, "anything rolled into a circle;" Eng., "sphere"); hence a reed basket, plaited, a capacious kind of hamper, sometimes large enough to hold a man, Mat 15:37; 16:10; Mar 8:8, 20 (RV, "basketfuls"); Act 9:25.

3 Strong's Number: g4553 Greek: sargane

Basket, Basketful:


(a) "a braided rope or band,"

(b) "a large basket made of ropes, or a wicker "basket" made of entwined twigs, 2Cr 11:33. That the "basket" in which Paul was let down from a window in Damascus is spoken of by Luke as a spuris, and by Paul himself as a sargane, is quite consistent, the two terms being used for the same article.

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