1290. diaspora
Strong's Concordance
diaspora: a dispersion (Isr. in Gentile countries)
Original Word: διασπορά, ᾶς, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: diaspora
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-as-por-ah')
Definition: a dispersion (Israelites in Gentile countries)
Usage: lit: scattering abroad of seed by the sower, hence: dispersion, used especially of the Jews who had migrated and were scattered over the ancient world.
HELPS Word-studies

1290 diasporá (from 1223 /diá, "through," intensifying 4687 /speírō, "sow or scatter seed," which is the root of sperma, "seed") – properly, thoroughly scatter, distribute seed widely.

1290 (diaspora) is used figuratively of the Jews in NT times. They were literally scattered throughout the Roman empire (i.e. dispersed) and therefore called "the Diaspora."

[1290 (diasporá) properly refers to Israelites exiled to foreign lands, i.e. Jews residing outside of Palestine (see Jn 7:35).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from diaspeiró
a dispersion (Isr. in Gentile countries)
NASB Translation
dispersed (1), Dispersion (1), scattered throughout (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1290: διασπορά

διασπορά, διασπορᾶς, (διασπείρω, cf. such words as ἀγορά, διαφθορά) (Vulg.dispersio), a scattering, dispersion: ἀτομων, opposed to σύμμιξις καί παραζευξις, Plutarch, mor., p. 1105 a.; in the Sept. used of the Israelites dispersed among foreign nations, Deuteronomy 28:25; Deuteronomy 30:4; especially of their Babylonian exile, Jeremiah 41:17 (); Isaiah 49:6; Judith 5:19; abstract for concrete of the exiles themselves, Psalm 146:2 () (equivalent to (נִדְחִים, expelled, outcasts); 2 Macc. 1:27; εἰς τήν διασποράν τῶν Ἑλλήνων, unto those dispersed among the Greeks (Winer's Grammar, § 30, 2 a.), John 7:35. Transferred to Christians (i. e. Jewish Christians (?)) scattered abroad among the Gentiles: James 1:1 (ἐν τῇ διασπορά, namely, οὖσι); παρεπίδημοί διασπορᾶς Πόντου, sojourners far away from home, in Pontus, 1 Peter 1:1 (see παρεπίδημος). (BB. DD. under the word ; especially Schürer, N. T. Zeitgeseh. § 31.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
diaspora, a dispersion

From diaspeiro; dispersion, i.e. (specially and concretely) the (converted) Israelite resident in Gentile countries -- (which are) scattered (abroad).

see GREEK diaspeiro

Forms and Transliterations
διασπορα διασπορά διασπορᾷ διασποραν διασποράν διασπορὰν διασπορας διασποράς διασπορᾶς diaspora diasporā̂i diasporan diasporàn diasporas diasporâs
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Englishman's Concordance
John 7:35 N-AFS
GRK: εἰς τὴν διασπορὰν τῶν Ἑλλήνων
NAS: to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks,
KJV: unto the dispersed among the Gentiles,
INT: to the dispersion among the Greeks

James 1:1 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν τῇ διασπορᾷ χαίρειν
NAS: who are dispersed abroad: Greetings.
KJV: which are scattered abroad, greeting.
INT: in the dispersion greeting

1 Peter 1:1 N-GFS
GRK: ἐκλεκτοῖς παρεπιδήμοις διασπορᾶς Πόντου Γαλατίας
NAS: To those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout Pontus,
KJV: to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus,
INT: to [the] elect exiles of [the] dispersion of Pontus of Galatia

Strong's Greek 1290
3 Occurrences

διασπορᾷ — 1 Occ.
διασπορὰν — 1 Occ.
διασπορᾶς — 1 Occ.

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