Kleros

The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:   2819  
Original WordWord Origin
kleroßprobably from (2806) (through the idea of using bits of wood, etc., for the purpose)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Kleros3:758,442
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
klay'-ros   Noun Masculine
 Definition
  1. an object used in casting or drawing lots, which was either a pebble, or a potsherd, or a bit of wood
    1. the lots of several persons concerned, inscribed with their names, were thrown together into a vase, which was then shaken, and he whose lot fell out first upon the ground was the one chosen
  2. what is obtained by lot, allotted portion
    1. a portion of the ministry common to the apostles
    2. used of the part which one will have in eternal salvation
      1. of salvation itself
      2. the eternal salvation which God has assigned to the saints
    3. of persons
      1. those whose care and oversight has been assigned to one [allotted charge], used of Christian churches, the administration of which falls to the lot of presbyters
 
 NAS Word Usage - Total: 11
allotted to your charge 1, inheritance 2, lot 1, lots 5, portion 1, share 1
 
NAS Verse Count
Matthew1
Mark1
Luke1
John1
Acts4
Colossians1
1 Peter1


Total10
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 Kleros". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.