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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Olives (Olive Berries), Olive Tree

Dictionaries :: Olives (Olive Berries), Olive Tree

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g1636 Greek: elaia

Olives (Olive Berries), Olive Tree:


(a) "an olive tree," Rom 11:17, 24; Rev 11:4 (plural); the Mount of Olives was so called from the numerous olive trees there, and indicates the importance attached to such; the Mount is mentioned in the NT in connection only with the Lord's life on earth, Mat 21:1; 24:3; 26:30; Mar 11:1; 13:3; 14:26; Luk 19:37; 22:39; Jhn 8:1;

(b) "an olive," Jam 3:12, RV (AV, "olive berries").

2 Strong's Number: g1637 Greek: elaion

Olives (Olive Berries), Olive Tree:

"an olive grove" or "olive garden," the ending --on, as in this class of noun, here indicates "a place set with trees of the kind designated by the primitive" (Thayer); hence it is applied to the Mount of Olives, Luk 19:29; 21:37; Act 1:12 ("Olivet"): in the first two of these and in Mar 11:1, some mss. have the form of the noun as in No. 1.

3 Strong's Number: g2565 Greek: kallielaios

Olives (Olive Berries), Olive Tree:

"the garden olive" (from kallos, "beauty," and No. 1), occurs in Rom 11:24, "a good olive tree."

4 Strong's Number: g65 Greek: agrielaios

Olives (Olive Berries), Olive Tree:

an adjective (from agrios, "growing in the fields, wild," and No. 1), denoting "of the wild olive," is used as a noun in Rom 11:17, 24, "a wild olive tree" (RV, in the latter verse).


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