diaspora: a dispersion (Isr. in Gentile countries)Original Word: διασπορά, ᾶς, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-as-por-ah')
Short Definition: dispersion
Definition: lit: scattering abroad of seed by the sower, hence: dispersion, used especially of the Jews who had migrated and were scattered over the ancient world.
1290 (diaspora) is used figuratively of the Jews in NT times. They were literally scattered throughout the Roman empire (i.e. dispersed) and therefore called "the Diaspora."
[1290 (diasporá) properly refers to Israelites exiled to foreign lands, i.e. Jews residing outside of Palestine (see Jn 7:35).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a dispersion (Isr. in Gentile countries)
dispersed (1), Dispersion (1), scattered throughout (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 1290: διασπορά
διασπορά, διασπορᾶς, ἡ (διασπείρω, cf. such words as ἀγορά, διαφθορά) (Vulg.dispersio), a scattering, dispersion: ἀτομων, opposed to σύμμιξις καί παραζευξις, Plutarch, mor., p. 1105 a.; in the Sept. used of the Israelites dispersed among foreign nations, Deuteronomy 28:25; Deuteronomy 30:4; especially of their Babylonian exile, Jeremiah 41:17
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancediaspora, a dispersion
From diaspeiro; dispersion, i.e. (specially and concretely) the (converted) Israelite resident in Gentile countries -- (which are) scattered (abroad).
see GREEK diaspeiro
Forms and Transliterationsδιασπορα διασπορά διασπορᾷ διασποραν διασποράν διασπορὰν διασπορας διασποράς διασπορᾶς diaspora diasporā̂i diasporan diasporàn diasporas diasporâs
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 1290
διασπορᾷ — 1 Occ.
διασπορὰν — 1 Occ.
διασπορᾶς — 1 Occ.
John 7:35 N-AFS
GRK: εἰς τὴν διασπορὰν τῶν Ἑλλήνων
NAS: to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks,
KJV: unto the dispersed among the Gentiles,
INT: to the dispersion among the Greeks
1 Peter 1:1 N-GFS