arrabón: an earnest (a part payment in advance for security)Original Word: ἀρραβών, ῶνος, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (ar-hrab-ohn')
Short Definition: an earnest, earnest-money
Definition: an earnest, earnest-money, a large part of the payment, given in advance as a security that the whole will be paid afterwards.
728 arrhabṓn – properly, an installment; a deposit ("down-payment") which guarantees the balance (the full purchase-price).
728 /arrhabṓn ("down-payment pledge") is the regular term in NT times for "earnest-money," i.e. advance-payment that guarantees the rest will be given. 728 (arrhabṓn) then represents full security backed by the purchaser who supplies sufficient proof they will fulfill the entire pledge (promise).
[728 (arrhabṓn) is common in the papyri for "down payment/earnest money" and hence frequent in business documents and agreements.]
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 728: ἀραβών
[ἀραβών Tdf., see ἀρραβών.]
STRONGS NT 728: ἀρραβώνἀρραβών (Tdf. ἀραβών: 2 Corinthians 1:22 (to Lachmann); Of Hebrew origin (arabown); a pledge, i.e. Part of the purchase-money or property given in advance as security for the rest -- earnest. see HEBREW arabown
Of Hebrew origin (arabown); a pledge, i.e. Part of the purchase-money or property given in advance as security for the rest -- earnest.
see HEBREW arabown
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 728
ἀρραβὼν — 1 Occ.
ἀρραβῶνα — 2 Occ.
2 Corinthians 1:22 N-AMS
GRK: δοὺς τὸν ἀρραβῶνα τοῦ πνεύματος
NAS: in our hearts as a pledge.
KJV: and given the earnest of the Spirit in
INT: having given the pledge of the Spirit