Ekklesia

The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:   1577  
Original WordWord Origin
ekklesiafrom a compound of (1537) and a derivative of (2564)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Ekklesia3:501,394
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
ek-klay-see'-ah   Noun Feminine
 Definition
  1. a gathering of citizens called out from their homes into some public place, an assembly
    1. an assembly of the people convened at the public place of the council for the purpose of deliberating
    2. the assembly of the Israelites
    3. any gathering or throng of men assembled by chance, tumultuously
    4. in a Christian sense
      1. an assembly of Christians gathered for worship in a religious meeting
      2. a company of Christian, or of those who, hoping for eternal salvation through Jesus Christ, observe their own religious rites, hold their own religious meetings, and manage their own affairs, according to regulations prescribed for the body for order's sake
      3. those who anywhere, in a city, village, constitute such a company and are united into one body
      4. the whole body of Christians scattered throughout the earth
      5. the assembly of faithful Christians already dead and received into heaven
 
 NAS Word Usage - Total: 114
assembly 3, church 74, churches 35, congregation 2
 
NAS Verse Count
Matthew2
Acts23
Romans5
1 Corinthians21
2 Corinthians9
Galatians3
Ephesians9
Philippians2
Colossians4
1 Thessalonians2
2 Thessalonians2
1 Timothy3
Philemon1
Hebrews2
James1
3 John3
Revelation19


Total111
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 Ekklesia". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.