Greek Word: θεος

Today – theos.

In the Greek: θεος

Pronunciation (Erasmian): thay – ohs

Definition/approximate English equivalent: This one is quite straight-forward and it means god or God. Commonly this is the capitalized version referring to the one and only God; however, using the term in the plural, for example, can easily have a context of speaking about gods in general

Example of its use:

  • John 1:18 (Ιωαννην 1:18)
    • θεον ουδεις εωρακεν πωποτε: ο μονογενης υιος ο ων εις τον κολπον του πατρος, εκεινος εξηγησατο.

Note: accents have been left out in the above example. Also, the ending is different because of its place/use in the sentence. As you study Greek, you find nouns have to match with parts of the surrounding context of terms in gender, case, and plurality – among other things – and that’s what’s going on here.

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