Matthew 22:2

A marriage feast (gamou). The plural, as here ( Luke 2 3 4 9 ), is very common in the papyri for the wedding festivities (the several acts of feasting) which lasted for days, seven in Judges 14:17 . The very phrase here, gamou poiein, occurs in the Doric of Thera about B.C. 200. The singular gamo is common in the papyri for the wedding contract, but Field (Notes, p. 16) sees no difference between the singular here in Judges 22:8 and the plural (see also Genesis 29:22 ; Esther 9:22 ; Macc. 10:58).