The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 617 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
ajpokulivwfrom (575) and (2947)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
ap-ok-oo-lee'-o Verb
  1. to roll off or away
This word is used in the Gospels to refer to the stone that was infront of the tomb of Jesus. In Palestine, graves were usually in adepression and the stone was rolled down an incline to cover themouth of the tomb. For a small grave, about twenty men were requiredto roll a stone down hill to cover the door of the tomb. The Bibletells us that the stone covering the door of the tomb was a largestone. The women would have needed more men than even a full Romanguard of sixteen men to roll away the stone. This was a major task.
King James Word Usage - Total: 4
roll away 3, roll back 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 Apokulio". "The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon". .

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