4636. skénos
Strong's Concordance
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
Definition
a tent, fig. for the body
NASB Translation
tent (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
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)).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
tabernacle.

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

see GREEK skene

Forms and Transliterations
σκηνει σκήνει σκηνους σκήνους skenei skēnei skḗnei skenous skēnous skḗnous
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2 Occurrences


σκήνει — 1 Occ.
σκήνους — 1 Occ.

2 Corinthians 5:1 N-GNS
GRK: οἰκία τοῦ σκήνους καταλυθῇ οἰκοδομὴν
NAS: the earthly tent which is our house
KJV: house of [this] tabernacle were dissolved,
INT: house of the tabernacle be destroyed a building

2 Corinthians 5:4 N-DNS
GRK: ἐν τῷ σκήνει στενάζομεν βαρούμενοι
NAS: while we are in this tent, we groan,
KJV: in [this] tabernacle do groan,
INT: in the tabernacle we groan being burdened

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