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Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary: The Greek word: εκει

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εκει

The adverb εκει (ekei) means there, without further complications (Matthew 2:13, James 2:3). When it occurs preceded by the definite article, it means "that there" or in plural "those there" (Matthew 26:71). Our word is part of the following compounds:

  • Together with the suffix of origin -θεν (-then), meaning from: the adverb εκειθεν (ekeithen), meaning from there (Matthew 4:21, Acts 13:4), or with the definite article: him from there or those from there (Luke 16:26).
  • The demonstrative pronoun εκεινος (ekeinos), meaning that one there or those ones there (Matthew 17:27, Luke 18:14, John 1:18). From this word in turn derive:
    • Together with the preposition επι (epi), meaning on or upon: the adverb επεκεινα (epekeina), meaning beyond there. It's used only once, referring to Babylon or beyond (Acts 7:43).
    • In plural and together with the preposition υπερ (huper), meaning over or beyond: the similar adverb υπερεκεινα (huperekeina), meaning those regions beyond (2 Corinthians 10:16 only).
  • Together with the suffix of location -σε (-se), meaning at: the adverb εκεισε (ekeise), meaning at that place, there (Acts 21:3 and 22:5 only).