3586. xulon
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xulon: wood
Original Word: ξύλον, ου, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: xulon
Phonetic Spelling: (xoo'-lon)
Short Definition: a staff, cross, anything made of wood
Definition: anything made of wood, a piece of wood, a club, staff; the trunk of a tree, used to support the cross-bar of a cross in crucifixion.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. word
NASB Translation
clubs (5), cross (4), stocks (1), tree (7), wood (3).

STRONGS NT 3586: ξύλον

ξύλον, ξύλου, τό (from ξύω to scrape, plane), from Homer down; the Sept. for עֵץ;

1. wood: universally, 1 Corinthians 3:12; ξύλον θύϊνον, Revelation 18:12; that which is made of wood, as a beam from which anyone is suspended, a gibbet, a cross (A. V. tree, which see in B. D. American edition), Acts 5:30; Acts 10:39; Acts 13:29; Galatians 3:13; 1 Peter 2:24 (עֵץ, Genesis 40:19; Deuteronomy 21:23; Joshua 10:26; Esther 5:14) — a use not found in the classics (cf. Liddell and Scott, under II. 4). A log or timber with holes in which the feet, bands, neck, of prisoners were inserted and fastened with thongs (Gr. καλόν, ξυλοπεδη, ποδοκάκη, ποδοστράβη, Latinnervus, by which the Latin renders the Hebrew סַד, a fetter, or shackle for the feet, Job (Job 13:27); ; cf. Fischer, De vitiis lexamples N. T., p. 458ff; (B. D., under the word )): Acts 16:24 (Herodotus 6, 75; 9, 37; Aristophanes eq. 367, 394, 705); a cudgel, stick, staff: plural, Matthew 26:47, 55; Mark 14:43, 48; Luke 22:52 (Herodotus 2, 63; 4, 180; Demosthenes, p. 645, 15; Polybius 6, 37, 3; Josephus, b. j. 2, 9, 4; Herodian, 7, 7, 4).

2. a tree: Luke 23:31 (Genesis 1:29; Genesis 2:9; Genesis 3:1; Isaiah 14:8, etc.); ξυλος τῆς ζωῆς, see ζωή, 2 b., p. 274{a}.

staff, stocks, tree, wood.

From another form of the base of xestes; timber (as fuel or material); by implication, a stick, club or tree or other wooden article or substance -- staff, stocks, tree, wood.

see GREEK xestes

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