2 Timothy 4:13
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English Standard Version
When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments.

King James Bible
The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.

American Standard Version
The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, bring when thou comest, and the books, especially the parchments.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The cloak that I left at Troas, with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, especially the parchments.

English Revised Version
The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, bring when thou comest, and the books, especially the parchments.

Webster's Bible Translation
The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.

Weymouth New Testament
When you come, bring with you the cloak which I left behind at Troas at the house of Carpus, and the books, but especially the parchments.

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Vincent's Word Studies

The cloak (φελόνην)

Hesychius, however, explains as a γλωσσόκομον, originally a case for keeping the mouthpieces of wind-instruments; thence, generally, a box. Γλωσσόκομον is the word for the disciples' treasury-chest (bag, John 12:6). Also a box for transporting or preserving parchments. Specimens have been found at Herculaneum. In lxx, 2 Samuel 6:11, the ark of the Lord (but the reading varies): in 2 Chronicles 24:8, the chest placed by order of Joash at the gate of the temple, to receive contributions for its repair. Joseph. Ant. 6:1, 2, of the coffer into which the jewels of gold were put for a trespass-offering when the ark was sent back (1 Samuel 6:8). Phrynicus defines it as "a receptacle for books, clothes, silver, or anything else." Φαιλόνης or φαινόλης a wrapper of parchments, was translated figuratively in Latin by toga or paenula "a cloak," sometimes of leather; also the wrapping which a shopkeeper put round fish or olives; also the parchment cover for papyrus rolls. Accordingly it is claimed that Timothy is here bidden to bring, not a cloak, but a roll-case. So the Syriac Version. There seems to be no sufficient reason for abandoning the translation of A.V.

Carpus

Not mentioned elsewhere.

The books (βιβλία)

Βίβλος or, βιβλίον was the term most widely used by the Greeks for book or volume. The usual derivation is from βύβλος the Egyptian papyrus. Comp. Lat. liber "the inner bark of a tree," also " book." Pliny (Nat. Hist. xiii. 11) says that the pith of the papyrus plant was cut in slices and laid in rows, over which other rows were laid crosswise, and the whole was massed by pressure. The name for the blank papyrus sheets was χάρτης (charta) paper. See on 2 John 1:12. Timothy is here requested to bring some papyrus documents which are distinguished from the vellum manuscripts.

Parchments (μεμβράνας)

N.T.o. Manuscripts written on parchment or vellum. Strictly speaking, vellum was made from the skins of young calves and the common parchment from those of sheep, goats, or antelopes. It was a more durable material than papyrus and more expensive. The Latin name was membrana, and also pergamena or pergamina, from Pergamum in Mysia where it was extensively manufactured, and from which it was introduced into Greece. As to the character and contents of these documents which Timothy is requested to bring, we are of course entirely ignorant.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

cloak.

1 Corinthians 4:11 Even to this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place;

2 Corinthians 11:27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

Troas.

Acts 16:8,11 And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas...

Acts 20:5-12 These going before tarried for us at Troas...

Cross References
Matthew 5:40
And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well.

Acts 16:8
So, passing by Mysia, they went down to Troas.

Acts 16:11
So, setting sail from Troas, we made a direct voyage to Samothrace, and the following day to Neapolis,

Acts 20:38
being sorrowful most of all because of the word he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. And they accompanied him to the ship.

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