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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Staff, Staves

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1: ῥάβδος
(Strong's #4464 — Noun Feminine — rhabdos — hrab'-dos )

rendered "staff" or "staves" in Matthew 10:10 , parallel passages, and Hebrews 11:21 : see ROD.

2: ξύλον
(Strong's #3586 — Noun Neuter — xulon — xoo'-lon )

"wood," then, "anything made of wood," e.g., "a cudgel" or "staff," is rendered "staves" in Matthew 26:47,55 and parallel passages. See STOCKS , TREE , WOOD.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Staff, Staves'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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