Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #4864: sunagoge (pronounced soon-ag-o-gay')

from (the reduplicated form of) 4863; an assemblage of persons; specially, a Jewish "synagogue" (the meeting or the place); by analogy, a Christian church:--assembly, congregation, synagogue.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) a bringing together, gathering (as of fruits), a contracting

2) in the NT, an assembling together of men, an assembly of men

3) a synagogue

3a) an assembly of Jews formally gathered together to offer prayers and listen to the reading and expositions of the scriptures; assemblies of that sort were held every sabbath and feast day, afterwards also on the second and fifth days of every week; name transferred to an assembly of Christians formally gathered together for religious purposes

3b) the buildings where those solemn Jewish assemblies are held. Synagogues seem to date their origin from the Babylonian exile. In the times of Jesus and the apostles every town, not only in Palestine, but also among the Gentiles if it contained a considerable number of Jewish inhabitants, had at least one synagogue, the larger towns several or even many. These were also used for trials and inflicting punishment.

Part of Speech: noun feminine

Relation: from (the reduplicated form of) G4863

Citing in TDNT: 7:798, 1108


This word is used 57 times:

Matthew 4:23: "teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel"
Matthew 6:2: "do in the synagogues and in the streets,"
Matthew 6:5: "standing in the synagogues and in the corners"
Matthew 9:35: "teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel"
Matthew 10:17: "they will scourge you in their synagogues;"
Matthew 12:9: "he went into their synagogue:"
Matthew 13:54: "them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and"
Matthew 23:6: "chief seats in the synagogues,"
Matthew 23:34: "them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from"
Mark 1:21: "he entered into the synagogue, and taught."
Mark 1:23: "there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit;"
Mark 1:29: "when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house"
Mark 1:39: "he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee,"
Mark 3:1: "again into the synagogue; and there was a man there"
Mark 6:2: "to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished,"
Mark 12:39: "the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:"
Mark 13:9: "to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought"
Luke 4:15: "taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all."
Luke 4:16: "was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day,"
Luke 4:20: "of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him."
Luke 4:28: "all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,"
Luke 4:33: "And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit"
Luke 4:38: "he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon's house."
Luke 4:44: "he preached in the synagogues of Galilee."
Luke 6:6: "entered into the synagogue and taught: and there"
Luke 7:5: "he hath built us a synagogue."
Luke 8:41: "was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus'"
Luke 11:43: "uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the"
Luke 12:11: "you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers,"
Luke 13:10: "in one of the synagogues on the sabbath."
Luke 20:46: "the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;"
Luke 21:12: "persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before"
John 6:59: "These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum."
John 18:20: "taught in the synagogue, and in the temple,"
Acts 6:9: "certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians,"
Acts 9:2: "Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any"
Acts 9:20: "Christ in the synagogues, that he is the"
Acts 13:5: "of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had"
Acts 13:14: "went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down."
Acts 13:42: "were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these"
Acts 13:43: "Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and"
Acts 14:1: "both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and"
Acts 15:21: "in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every"
Acts 17:1: "Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews:"
Acts 17:10: "thither went into the synagogue of the Jews."
Acts 17:17: "he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the"
Acts 18:4: "he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and"
Acts 18:7: "house joined hard to the synagogue."
Acts 18:19: "he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews."
Acts 18:26: "to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and"

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