The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 1384 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
dokimoßfrom (1380)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
dok'-ee-mos Adjective
  1. accepted, particularly of coins and money.
  2. accepted, pleasing, acceptable
In the ancient world there was no banking system as we know ittoday, and no paper money. All money was made from metal, heateduntil liquid, poured into moulds and allowed to cool. When the coinswere cooled, it was necessary to smooth off the uneven edges. Thecoins were comparatively soft and of course many people shaved themclosely. In one century, more than eighty laws were passed inAthens, to stop the practice of shaving down the coins then incirculation. But some money changers were men of integrity, whowould accept no counterfeit money. They were men of honour who putonly genuine full weighted money into circulation. Such men werecalled "dokimos" or "approved". Donald Barnhouse
NAS Word Usage - Total: 7
approved 7
NAS Verse Count
1 Corinthians1
2 Corinthians2
2 Timothy1

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

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