Nov
2017

The Greek word “Δῶρον”

Found mainly in Matthew (2:11; 5:23-24; 8:4; 15:5; 23:18-19) and the book of Hebrews (5:1; 8:3-4; 9:9; 11:4), but also used in Mk. 7:11; Lk. 21:1; Eph. 2:8; Rev. 11:10, the Greek noun “doron” meant “gift.”

Matthew said “gifts” were presented to Jesus when the Lord was a “young child” in Bethlehem (Mt. 2:8-11).  This term is used in the “Sermon on the Mount” (Mt. 5:23-24).  Moses (Mt. 8:4) had taught about “gifts.”  Some have used “gifts” in an improper manner (Mk. 7:11).  Luke (21:1) said “gifts” were given to the temple treasury.  For those who are in Christ (2 Tim. 2:10), salvation is a “gift of God” (Eph. 2:8). Wicked people may exchange “gifts” with one another (Rev. 11:10).