Nest - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G2682, kataskenosis ]
properly an encamping, taking up one's quarters," then, "a lodging, abode" (kata, "down over," skene, "a tent"), is used of birds' "nest" in Matthew 8:20; Luke 9:58. In the Sept., 1 Chronicles 28:2, "the building;" Ezekiel 37:27, "(My) tabernacle." The word nossia, signifying "a brood," Luke 13:34, used in the Sept. to denote a "nest," e.g., in Deuteronomy 22:6; Deuteronomy 32:11, signifies the actual receptacle built by birds in which to lay their eggs (having special reference to the prospective brood); but the word kataskenosis, used by the Lord, denotes "a resting or roosting place." This lends force to His comparison. Not only was He without a home, He had even a lodging place (cp. kataskenoo, "to lodge," e.g., Matthew 13:32; Acts 2:26, RV marg., "shall tabernacle;" See LODGE).

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words