The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:   211 Browse Lexicon 
Original WordWord Origin
alabastronfrom alabastros (of uncertain derivation), the name of a stone
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
al-ab'-as-tron   Noun Neuter
  1. a box made of alabaster in which unguents are preserved
The ancients considered alabaster to be the best material inwhich to preserve their ointments. Breaking the box, probablymeans breaking the seal of the box.
 NAS Word Usage - Total: 4
alabaster vial 3, vial 1
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Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Alabastron". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.