Cock-Crowing
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Cock-Crowing

The third watch of the night, in the time of Christ. See HOUR.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
In our Lord's time the Jews had adopted the Greek and Roman division of the night into four watches, each consisting of three hours, the first beginning at six o'clock in the evening (Luke 12:38; Matthew 14:25; Mark 6:48). But the ancient division, known as the first and second cock-crowing, was still retained. The cock usually crows several times soon after midnight (this is the first crowing), and again at the dawn of day (and this is the second crowing). Mark mentions (14:30) the two cock-crowings. Matthew (26:34) alludes to that only which was emphatically the cock-crowing, viz, the second.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COCK-CROWING

kok'-kro-ing (alektorophonia): An indefinite hour of the night between midnight and morning (Mark 13:35), referred to by all the evangelists in their account of Peter's denial (Matthew 26:34, 74 Mark 14:30 Luke 22:34 John 13:38). It is derived from the habit of the cock to crow especially toward morning.

See COCK.

Greek
219. alektorophonia -- the crowing of a rooster
... cockcrowing. From alektor and phone; cock-crow, ie The third night-watch -- cockcrowing.
see GREEK alektor. see GREEK phone. (alektorophonias) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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Notes
... It is also a symbol of the Resurrection, our Lord being supposed to have risen
from the grave at the early cockcrowing: see l.65 et seq. ...
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Judas' Betrayal and Peter's Denial Foretold.
... But Matthew, Luke, and John speak of but one cock-crowing and place the
denial before it. The discrepancy is not an important one. ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/cxix judas betrayal and peters.htm

On Feast Days and Fast Days.
... His passion. But He appointed us to break our fast on the seventh day at
the cock-crowing, but to fast on the Sabbath-day. Not that ...
/.../various/constitutions of the holy apostles/sec iii on feast days and.htm

Certain Prayers and Laws.
... Offer up your prayers in the morning, at the third hour, the sixth, the ninth, the
evening, and at cock-crowing: in the morning, returning thanks that the Lord ...
/.../various/constitutions of the holy apostles/sec iv certain prayers and laws.htm

Against Atheism and Infidelity.
... In the tragedy of Hamlet, where the ghost vanishes upon the cock's crowing, he takes
occasion to mention its crowing all hours of the night about Christmas time ...
/.../sect viii against atheism and.htm

Meditations for the Morning.
... 3. If thou hearest the cock crow, remember Peter, to imitate him (Luke 22:61, 62;)
and call to mind that cock-crowing sound of the last trumpet, which shall ...
/.../bayly/the practice of piety/meditations for the morning.htm

Our Lord Himself Spoke of his Return in the Language of Imminency.
... Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the Master of the house cometh, at even,
or at midnight, or at the cock crowing, or in the morning: Lest coming ...
//christianbookshelf.org/pink/the redeemers return/1 our lord himself spoke.htm

The Annunciation of St. John the Baptist
... At some time previously, unknown to those who waited for the morning - whether at
cockcrowing, or a little earlier or later, [625] the superintending Priest ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter iii the annunciation of.htm

Discussion of the Saying of Peter.
... the devil, will not say that apart from him either the Apostles were caused to stumble,
or that Peter denied Christ thrice before that well-known cock-crowing. ...
/.../origens commentary on the gospel of matthew/40 discussion of the saying.htm

The Answer to the Effect that the Fast of Lent Has Reference to ...
... But by the addition of Easter Eve when the Saturday's fast is prolonged to the
cock-crowing at the dawn of Easter Day, not only is the number of thirty-six ...
/.../cassian/the conferences of john cassian/chapter xxv the answer to.htm

Thesaurus
Cockcrowing (1 Occurrence)
... morning. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. COCK-CROWING. kok ... morning. See COCK.
Multi-Version Concordance Cockcrowing (1 Occurrence). Mark ...
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Cock-crowing (3 Occurrences)
Cock-crowing. Cockcrowing, Cock-crowing. Cocker . Easton's Bible Dictionary ...
Cockcrowing, Cock-crowing. Cocker . Reference Bible.
/c/cock-crowing.htm - 8k

Cock (12 Occurrences)
... time and proclaim these three periods of night that we find cock-crowing mentioned
as a ... house cometh, whether at even, or at midnight, or at cockcrowing, or in ...
/c/cock.htm - 13k

Cockcrow (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) Alt. of Cockcrowing. Multi-Version Concordance
Cockcrow (1 Occurrence). Mark 13:35 Watch ye therefore ...
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Night (3322 Occurrences)
... was also known (Mark 13:35), where all four divisions are referred to: "at even"
(opse), "midnight" (mesonuktion), "at cockcrowing" (alektorophonia), "in the ...
/n/night.htm - 15k

Outside (215 Occurrences)
... Matthew 26:75 and Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, he having said to him --
'Before cock-crowing, thrice thou wilt deny me;' and having gone without, he ...
/o/outside.htm - 36k

Owner (56 Occurrences)
... Mark 13:35 watch ye, therefore, for ye have not known when the lord of the house
doth come, at even, or at midnight, or at cock-crowing, or at the morning ...
/o/owner.htm - 24k

Cock-crow (1 Occurrence)
Cock-crow. Cockcrow, Cock-crow. Cockcrowing . Multi-Version Concordance ... (WEY
DBY WBS YLT). Cockcrow, Cock-crow. Cockcrowing . Reference Bible.
/c/cock-crow.htm - 6k

Cocker

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Day (17670 Occurrences)
... the Captivity the Jews divided the night into three watches, (1) from sunset to
midnight (Lamentations 2:19); (2) from midnight till the cock-crowing (Judges 7 ...
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Concordance
Cock-crowing (3 Occurrences)

Matthew 26:34
Jesus said to him, 'Verily I say to thee, that, this night, before cock-crowing, thrice thou wilt deny me.'
(YLT)

Matthew 26:75
and Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, he having said to him -- 'Before cock-crowing, thrice thou wilt deny me;' and having gone without, he did weep bitterly.
(YLT)

Mark 13:35
Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at evening, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning:
(WBS YLT)

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Cock-crowing (3 Occurrences)

Cock (12 Occurrences)

Cockcrow (1 Occurrence)

Night (3322 Occurrences)

Outside (215 Occurrences)

Owner (56 Occurrences)

Cock-crow (1 Occurrence)

Cocker

Day (17670 Occurrences)

Time (7245 Occurrences)

Master (346 Occurrences)

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