Leui: Levi, the name of several IsraelitesOriginal Word: ΛευΐTransliteration:
(lyoo'-ee)Part of Speech:
Proper Noun, IndeclinableShort Definition:
Levi, the name of several IsraelitesMeaning:
Levi -- the name of several Israelites
Of Hebrew origin (Leviy); Levi, the name of three Israelites -- Levi. Compare Leuis.
see GREEK Leuis
see HEBREW Leviy
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 3017: ΛευίΛευί
(yet see below) WH Λευεις
(but Lachmann Λευίς
; see εἰ
)), genitive Λευί
(T Tr WH Λευει
), accusative Λευίν
(T WH Λεύειν
, so Tr
except in Mark 2:14
, 21 (19); Winer
's Grammar, § 10, 1), ὁ
a joining, from לָוָה
, cf. Genesis 29:34
1. the third son of the patriarch Jacob by his wife Leah, the founder of the tribe of Israelites which bears his name: Hebrews 7:5, 9; (Revelation 7:7).
2. the son of Melchi, one of Christ's ancestors: Luke 3:24.
3. the son of Simeon, also an ancestor of Christ: Luke 3:29.
4. the son of Alphaeus, a collector of customs ((A. V. publican)): Mark 2:14 (here WH (rejected) marginal reading Ἰάκωβον (see their note at the passage, cf. Weiss in Meyer on Matthew 7te Aufl., p. 2)); Luke 5:27, 29; according to common opinion he is the same as Matthew the apostle (Matthew 9:9); but cf. Grimm in the Theol. Studien und Kritiken for 1870. p. 727ff; (their identity is denied also by Nicholson on Matthew 9:9; yet see Patritius, De Evangeliis, 1., the passage cited i. quaest. 1; Venables in Alex.'s Kitto, under the word Matthew; Meyer, Commentary on Matthew, Introductory § 1).<1>