Chart: Hebrew and Greek Meanings of the Word Generation

Generation in Old Testament
Generation in New Testament
Strong’s H1755 – dowr
Root word from H1752 - duwr
Strong’s G1074 – genea
From (a presumed derivative of) G1085- genos
1) Period, generation, habitation, dwelling
a)       Period, age, generation (period of time)
b)      Generation (those living during a period)
c)       Generation (characterized by quality, condition, class of men)
d)      Dwelling-place, habitation
1) fathered, birth, nativity
2) that which has been begotten, men of same stock, a family.
a)       The several ranks of natural descent, the successive members of a genealogy
b)      Metaph. A group of men very like each other in endowments, pursuits, and character
1)      Esp. in a bad sense, a perverse nation
3) the whole multitude of men living at the same time
4) an age (i.e. the time ordinarily occupied between each successive generation), a space of 30 – 33 years.
Strong’s H1859 – dar (Aramaic)
Corresponding to H1755 - dowr
Strong’s G1078 – genesis
From the same as G1074 - genea
1) generation
This meaning is use four times in the book of Daniel. Dan 4:3 and 4:34
1) source, origin
a)       A book of one’s lineage, i.e. in which his ancestry or progeny are enumerated
2) used of birth, nativity
3) of that which follows origin, viz. existence, life
a)       The wheel of life (Jas 3:6), other explain it, the wheel of human origin which as soon as men are born begins to run, i.e. its course of life.
Strong’s G1081 – gennema
From G1080 - gennao
1) that which has been born or begotten
a)       The offspring or progeny of men or animals
b)      The fruits of the earth, the produce of agriculture
Strong’s G1085- genos
Root word G1096 - ginomai
Chart created by Gail Green
Definitions are taken from:
 Blue Letter Bible Web site

1) kindred
a)       Offspring
b)      Family
c)       Stock, tribe, nation
                 1) i.e. nationality or descent from a particular people
d)      the aggregate of many individuals of the same nature, kind, sort

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