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Koine Greek
Koine
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Koine Greek
Koine Greek. Type of Greek that was “common” (koinē) to the Near Eastern and Mediterranean lands in Roman times. It is the Greek in which the NT was written.See Biblical Languages.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Greek Language of the NT
Greek Language of the NT The Greek used in the NT is the Koine (“common dialect”), the stage in the development of the language from the classical Attic to the modern idiom; it prevailed from ca 300 b.c. to the 6th cent. a.d. Koine is the form of the language used when Greek had attained its greatest
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Koine Greek
KOINE GREEK* Type of Greek that was “common” (koine) to the Near Eastern and Mediterranean lands in Roman times. It is the Greek in which the NT was written. See Bible.
Dictionary of Theological Terms
Koine
KoineThe common Greek language as distinct from classical Greek. The LXX* and the NT were both written in Koine Greek.
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
KOINE
KOINE. A language based on the Attic dialect of the Athenian area, mixed with the language of the Cyclades, Ionia and the Ionic colonies on the N part of the Aegean Sea; it was common to various Greek ethnic groups, having established itself from the 4th c. BC at the cost of local dialects (Boeotian,