4636. skénos
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skénos: a tent, fig. for the body
Original Word: σκῆνος, ους, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: skénos
Phonetic Spelling: (skay'-nos)
Short Definition: a tent
Definition: a tent, tabernacle; fig: of the human body.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from skéné
a tent, fig. for the body
NASB Translation
tent (2).

STRONGS NT 4636: σκῆνος

σκῆνος, σκήνους, τό (Hippocrates, Plato, others), a tabernacle, a tent, everywhere (except Boeckh, Corpus inscriptions vol. ii., no. 3071) used metaphorically, of the human body, in which the soul dwells as in a tent, and which is taken down at death: 2 Corinthians 5:4; ἐπίγειος ἡμῶν οἰκία τοῦ σκήνους, i. e. ho esti τό σκῆνος (Winers Grammar, § 59, 7 d., 8 a.), which is the well-known tent, ibid. 1 (R. V. the earthly house of our tabernacle). Cf. Wis. 9:15 and Grimm at the passage; in the same sense in (Plato) Tim. Locr., p. 100ff and often in other philosophic writings; cf. Fischer, Index to Aeschines dial. Socrates; Passow, under the word; (Field, Otium Norv. pars iii., p. 113 (on 2 Corinthians 5:1)).


From skene; a hut or temporary residence, i.e. (figuratively) the human body (as the abode of the spirit) -- tabernacle.

see GREEK skene

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