skéné: a tentOriginal Word: σκηνή, ῆς, ἡPart of Speech:
a tent, tabernacleDefinition:
a tent, booth, tabernacle, abode, dwelling, mansion, habitation.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. wordDefinition
a tentNASB Translation
dwellings (1), tabernacle (15), tabernacles (3), tents (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 4633: σκηνήσκηνή
(from the root, ska 'to cover' etc.; cf. σκιά
, etc.; Latincasa, cassis, castrum
; English shade,
, § 112; Vanicek
, p. 1054f), from (Aeschylus
down; the Sept.
chiefly for אֹהֶל
, often also for מִשְׁכָּן
, also for סֻכָּה
; a tent, tabernacle
(made of green boughs, or skins, or other materials): Matthew 17:4
; Mark 9:5
; Luke 9:33
; Hebrews 11:9
; αἱ αἰώνιοι σκηναί
, 3), Luke 16:9
(et dabo iis tabernacula aeterna quae praeparaveram illis
, 4 (5) Esdr. ); of that well known movable temple of God after the pattern of which the temple at Jerusalem was subsequently built (cf. B. D., under the word ): Hebrews 8:5; Hebrews 9:1 Rec.st, 21; with τοῦ μαρτυρίου added (see μαρτύριον, c. at the end), Acts 7:44; the temple is called σκηνή in Hebrews 13:10; σκηνή πρώτη, the front part of the tabernacle (and afterward of the temple), the Holy place, Hebrews 9:2, 6, 8; of the Holy of holies, Hebrews 9:3; the name is transferred to heaven, as the true dwelling-place of God and the prototype of the earthly 'tabernacle' or sanctuary, Hebrews 9:11; Revelation 13:6; hence, ἡ σκηνή ἡ ἀληθινή, heaven, Hebrews 8:2; with a reference to this use of the word, it is declared that when the kingdom of God is perfectly established ἡ σκηνή τοῦ Θεοῦ will be μετά τῶν (after the analogy of σκηνουν μετά τίνος), Revelation 21:3; ὁ ναός τῆς σκηνῆς τοῦ μαρτυρίου (see μαρτύριον, c. at the end), the heavenly temple, in which was the tabernacle of the covenant, i. e. the inmost sanctuary oradytum, Revelation 15:5. ἡ σκηνή τοῦ Μολόχ, the tabernacle i. e. portable shrine of Moloch, Acts 7:43 (for the Orientals on their journeys and military expeditions used to carry with them their deities, together with shrines for them; hence, ἡ ἱερά σκηνή of the Carthaginians in Diodorus 20, 65, where see Wesseling (but cf. סִכּוּת in Mühlau and Volck's Gesenius, or the recent commentaries on Amos 5:26)). ἡ σκηνή Δαυίδ (from Amos 9:11 for סֻכָּה), the hut (tabernacle) of David, seems to be employed, in contempt, of his house, i. e. family reduced to decay and obscurity, Acts 15:16 (otherwise דָּוִד אֹהֶל in Isaiah 16:5).<1>
Apparently akin to skeuos and skia; a tent or cloth hut (literally or figuratively) -- habitation, tabernacle.
see GREEK skia
see GREEK skeuos