The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:   5057 Browse Lexicon 
Original WordWord Origin
teloneßfrom (5056) and (5608)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
tel-o'-nace   Noun Masculine
  1. a renter or farmer of taxes
    1. among the Romans, usually a man of equestrian rank
  2. a tax gatherer, collector of taxes or tolls, one employed by a publican or farmer general in the collection of taxes. The tax collectors were as a class, detested not only by the Jews, but by other nations also, both on account of their employment and of the harshness, greed, and deception, with which they did their job.
 NAS Word Usage - Total: 21
collector 1, tax collector 5, tax collectors 15
NAS Verse Count

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 Telones". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.