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1: κόφινος
(Strong's #2894 — Noun Masculine — kophinos — kof'-ee-nos )

was "a wicker basket," originally containing a certain measure of capacity, Matthew 14:20 ; 16:9 ; Mark 6:43 (RV, "basketfuls"); 8:19; Luke 9:17 ; 13:8 in some mss.; John 6:13 .

2: σπυρίς
(Strong's #4711 — Noun Feminine — spuris — spoo-rece' )

or sphuris, signifies "something round, twisted or folded together" (connected with speira, "anything rolled into a circle;" Eng., "sphere"); hence a reed basket, plaited, a capacious kind of hamper, sometimes large enough to hold a man, Matthew 15:37 ; 16:10 ; Mark 8:8,20 (RV, "basketfuls"); Acts 9:25 .

3: σαργάνη
(Strong's #4553 — Noun Feminine — sargane — sar-gan'-ay )

denotes (a) "a braided rope or band," (b) "a large basket made of ropes, or a wicker "basket" made of entwined twigs, 2 Corinthians 11:33 . That the "basket" in which Paul was let down from a window in Damascus is spoken of by Luke as a spuris, and by Paul himself as a sargane, is quite consistent, the two terms being used for the same article.


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Basket, Basketful'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/b/basket-basketful.html. 1940.

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