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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Even (Noun), Evening, Eventide

Dictionaries :: Even (Noun), Evening, Eventide

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g2073 Greek: hespera

Even (Noun), Evening, Eventide:

properly, the feminine of the adjective hesperos, "of, or at, evening, western" (Lat., vesper, Eng., "vespers"), is used as a noun in Luk 24:29; Act 4:3, "eventide;" Act 28:23. Some mss. have the word in Act 20:15, "in the evening (we touched)," instead of hetera, "next (day)."

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g3798 Greek: opsia

Even (Noun), Evening, Eventide:

the feminine of the adjective opsios, "late," used as a noun, denoting "evening," with hora, "understood" (see No. 1), is found seven times in Matthew, five in Mark, two in John, and in these places only in the NT (some mss. have it in Mar 11:11, see B). The word really signifies the "late evening," the latter of the two "evenings" as reckoned by the Jews, the first from 3 p.m. to sunset, the latter after sunset; this is the usual meaning. It is used, however, of both, e.g., Mar 1:32 (cp. opsimos, "latter," said of rain, Jam 5:7).

B-1 Adverb Strong's Number: g3796 Greek: opse

Even (Noun), Evening, Eventide:

"long after, late, late in the day, at evening" (in contrast to proi, "early," e.g., Mat 20:1), is used practically as a noun in Mar 11:11, lit., "the hour being at eventide;" Mar 11:19; 13:35; in Mat 28:1 it is rendered "late on," RV, for AV, "in the end of." Here, however, the meaning seems to be "after," a sense in which the word was used by late Greek writers.
See LATE. In the Sept., Gen 24:11; Exd 30:8; Jer 2:23; Isa 5:11.

Note: In Luk 12:38 some mss. have the adjective hesperinos, "of the evening" (see A, No. 1), lit., "in the evening watch."


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