ἐρήμωσις

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Forms of the word
Dictionary: 
ἐρήμωσις, εως, ἡ
Greek transliteration: 
erēmōsis
Simplified transliteration: 
eremosis
Numbers
Strong's number: 
2050
GK Number: 
2247
Statistics
Frequency in New Testament: 
3
Morphology of Biblical Greek Tag: 
n-3e(5b)
Gloss: 

desolation, devastation, destruction

Definition: 

Desolation, devastation, destruction, Mt. 24:15; Mk. 13:14; Lk. 21:20.

The Abomination of Desolation is a phrase derived from Hebrew, formally, the detestable thing of desolation. This abomination is a person, thing, or event that defiles a holy place and thus causes it to be abandoned, implying God detests this thing or action. Many refer this to desecration of the temple by Antiochus Epiphanes as analogous to a future event predicted by Jesus.

Greek-English Concordance for

Matthew 24:15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation’ (erēmōseōs | ἐρημώσεως | gen sg fem) spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),
Mark 13:14 “When you see the ‘abomination of desolation’ (erēmōseōs | ἐρημώσεως | gen sg fem) standing where he should not be (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
Luke 21:20 “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation (erēmōsis | ἐρήμωσις | nom sg fem) has drawn near.