3963. Patmos
Lexical Summary
Patmos: Patmos, an island in the Aegean Sea
Original Word: Πάτμος
Transliteration: Patmos
Phonetic Spelling: (pat'-mos)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: Patmos, an island in the Aegean Sea
Meaning: Patmos -- an island in the Aegean Sea
Strong's Concordance

Of uncertain derivation; Patmus, an islet in the Mediterranean -- Patmos.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3963: Πάτμος

Πάτμος, Πατμου, , Patmos, a small and rocky island in the Aegean Sea, reckoned as one of the Sporades (Thucydides 3, 33; Strabo 10, p. 488; Pliny, h. n. 4, 23); now called Patino or (chiefly in the middle ages (Howson)) Palmosa and having from four to five thousand Christian inhabitants (cf. Schubert, Raise in das Morgenland, Th. iii., pp. 425-443; Bleek, Vorless. üb. die Apokalypse, p. 157; Kneucker in Schenkel iv., p. 403f; (BB. DD. under the word)). In it John, the author of the Apocalypse, says the revelations were made to him of the approaching consummation of God's kingdom: Revelation 1:9. It has been held by the church, ever since the time of (Justin Martyr (dialog contra Trypho, § 81, p. 308 a. cf. Eusebius, h. e. 4, 18, 8; see Charteris, Canonicity, chapter 34:and note)and) Irenaeus adv. haer. 5, 30, that this John is the Apostle; see Ἰωάννης, 2 and 6.


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