Word: sunagwgh

Pronounce: soon-ag-o-gay'

Strongs Number: G4864

Orig: 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. G4863

Use: TDNT-7:798,1108 Noun Feminine

Heb Strong: H622 H1004 H1121 H1530 H1995 H2428 H4234 H4264 H4723 H4725 H4908 H5475 H5712 H5971 H5971 H6908 H6951 H8615

    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.

    For Synonyms see entry G5897