2183. ephémeria
Strong's Concordance
ephémeria: a class (of priests detailed for service in the temple)
Original Word: ἐφημερία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: ephémeria
Phonetic Spelling: (ef-ay-mer-ee'-ah)
Definition: a class (of priests detailed for service in the temple)
Usage: a class of priests who served for a stated number of days.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ephémeros
a class (of priests detailed for service in the temple)
NASB Translation
division (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2183: ἐφημερία

ἐφημερία, ἐφημερίας, (efeemerios], ἐφημεριον, by day, lasting or acting for a day, daily), a word not found in secular authors; the Sept. in Chronicles and Nehemiah;

1. a service limited to a stated series of days (cf. German Tagdienst,Wochendienst); so used of the service of the priests and Levites: Nehemiah 13:30; 1 Chronicles 25:8; 2 Chronicles 13:10, etc.

2. "the class or course itself of priests who for a week at a time performed the duties of the priestly office" (German Wöchnerzunft): 1 Chronicles 23:6; 1 Chronicles 28:13, etc.; 1 Esdr. 1:2, 15; so twice in the N. T.: Luke 1:5, 8. For David divided the priests into twenty-four classes, each of which in its turn discharged the duties of the office for an entire week from sabbath to sabbath, 1 Chronicles 24:4; 2 Chronicles 8:14; Nehemiah 12:24; these classes Josephus calls πατριαί and ἐφημεριδες, Antiquities 7, 14, 7; de vita sua1; Suidas, ἐφημερία. πατριά λέγεται δέ καί τῆς ἡμέρας λειτουργία. Cf. Fritzsche, commentary on 3 Esdras, p. 12. (BB. DD. under the word Priests; Edersheim, Jesus the Messiah, book ii., chapter iii.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From ephemeros; diurnality, i.e. (specially) the quotidian rotation or class of the Jewish priests' service at the Temple, as distributed by families -- course.

see GREEK ephemeros

Forms and Transliterations
εφημερία εφημερίαι εφημερίαις εφημερίαν εφημεριας εφημερίας εφημέριας ἐφημερίας εφημεριών ephemerias ephemerías ephēmerias ephēmerías
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Englishman's Concordance
Luke 1:5 N-GFS
GRK: Ζαχαρίας ἐξ ἐφημερίας Ἀβιά καὶ
NAS: Zacharias, of the division of Abijah;
KJV: Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and
INT: Zechariah of [the] division of Abijah and

Luke 1:8 N-GFS
GRK: τάξει τῆς ἐφημερίας αὐτοῦ ἔναντι
NAS: in the [appointed] order of his division,
KJV: the order of his course,
INT: order of the division of him before

Strong's Greek 2183
2 Occurrences

ἐφημερίας — 2 Occ.

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