kanón: a rule, standardOriginal Word: κανών, όνος, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (kan-ohn')
Short Definition: rule, regulation, province
Definition: (lit: a level, ruler), a rule, regulation, rule of conduct or doctrine, (b) a measured (defined) area, province.
2583 kanṓn – properly, a rod (bar) used as a measuring standard, originally, a cane or reed used as a standard of measure; (figuratively) a rule; a standard or norm (see Gal 6:16).
2583 /kanṓn ("rule, standard") was used for a summary of orthodox Christian doctrine in the early Church (its "consensual theology") – called "the rule (kanōn) of truth" or "rule of faith" (regula fidei). This represented the core theological convictions prevailing in the local churches in the "post-apostolic era" (particularly from
These beliefs ("rule of faith") were written down by Irenaeus (about
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from kanna (a straight rod)
a rule, standard
rule (1), sphere (3).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 2583: κανών
κανών, κανόνος, ὁ (κάννα, Hebrew קָנֶה a cane, reed; Arabic:
1. "a definitely bounded or fixed space within the limits of which one's power or influence is confined; the province assigned one; one's sphere of activity": 2 Corinthians 10:13, 15f.
2. Metaphorically, any rule or standard, a principle or law of investigating, judging, living, acting (often so in classical Greek, as τοῦ καλοῦ, Euripides, Hec. 602; ὁροι τῶν ἀγαθῶν καί κανονες, Demosthenes, pro cor., p. 324, 27): Galatians 6:16; Philippians 3:16 Rec. Cf. Credner, Zur Gesch. des Kanons (Hal., 1847), pp. 6ff; (especially Westcott, The Canon of the N. T., Appendix A; briefly in B. D. under the word From kane (a straight reed, i.e. Rod); a rule ("canon"), i.e. (figuratively) a standard (of faith and practice); by implication, a boundary, i.e. (figuratively) a sphere (of activity) -- line, rule.
From kane (a straight reed, i.e. Rod); a rule ("canon"), i.e. (figuratively) a standard (of faith and practice); by implication, a boundary, i.e. (figuratively) a sphere (of activity) -- line, rule.
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 2583
κανόνα — 1 Occ.
κανόνι — 2 Occ.
κανόνος — 1 Occ.
2 Corinthians 10:13 N-GMS
GRK: μέτρον τοῦ κανόνος οὗ ἐμέρισεν
NAS: the measure of the sphere which
KJV: to the measure of the rule which
INT: measure of the area which divided