Mar
2013

The Greek word anoikodomeo

Found only in Acts 15:16Acts 15:16
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

16 After these things I will return, And I will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen; And I will build again the ruins thereof, And I will set it up:

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, the Greek verb “anoikodomeo” meant “build up again.”  Luke used this word to refer back to the prophecy in Amos 9:11Amos 9:11
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11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up its ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old;

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Amos looked forward to the time when David’s house would be rebuilt and one of David’s descendants would again reign as king (compare Rev. 19:13Rev. 19:13
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13 And he is arrayed in a garment sprinkled with blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

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+ Rev. 19:16Rev. 19:16
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16 And he hath on his garment and on his thigh a name written, KINGS OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

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