2787. kibótos
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kibótos: a wooden box
Original Word: κιβωτός, οῦ, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: kibótos
Phonetic Spelling: (kib-o-tos')
Short Definition: an ark
Definition: (properly: a wooden box, hence) the Ark, in which Noah sailed; the Ark of the Covenant.

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2787 kibōtós – properly, an ark, a wooden box (chest).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain origin
a wooden box
NASB Translation
ark (6).

STRONGS NT 2787: κιβωτός

κιβωτός, κιβωτοῦ, (κιβος (cf. Suidas 2094 e.)), a wooden chest, box ((Hecataeus, 368 (Müller's Frag. i., p. 30), Simonides), Aristophanes, Lysias, Athen., Aelian, others): in the N. T., the ark of the covenant, in the temple at Jerusalem, Hebrews 9:4 (Philo, Josephus; the Sept. very often for אָרון); in the heavenly temple, Revelation 11:19; of Noah's vessel, built in the form of an ark, Matthew 24:38; Luke 17:27; Hebrews 11:7; 1 Peter 3:20 (4 Macc. 15:31; the Sept. for תֵּבָה).


Of uncertain derivation; a box, i.e. The sacred ark and that of Noah -- ark.

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