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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: ἐρημία
(Strong's #2047 — Noun Feminine — eremia — er-ay-mee'-ah )

"an uninhabited place," is translated "wilderness" in the AV of Matthew 15:33 ; Mark 8:4 (RV, "a desert place"); RV and AV, "wilderness" in 2 Corinthians 11:26 . See DESERT , A. (In the Sept., Isaiah 60:20 ; Ezekiel 35:4,9 .

2: ἔρημος
(Strong's #2048 — — eremos — er'-ay-mos )

an adjective signifying "desolate, deserted, lonely," is used as a noun, and rendered "wilderness" 32 times in the AV; in Matthew 24:26 ; John 6:31 , RV, "wilderness" (AV, "desert"). For the RV, "deserts" in Luke 5:16 ; 8:29 see DESERT , B.

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

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