Branch - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G2798, klados ]
from klao, to break" (cp. klasma, "a broken piece"), properly a young tender shoot, "broken off" for grafting, is used for any kind of branch, Matthew 13:32; Matthew 21:8; Matthew 24:32; Mark 4:32; Mark 13:28; Luke 13:19; the descendants of Israel, Romans 11:16-Romans 11:19, Romans 11:21.

[ 2,,G2814, klema ]
akin to klao, "to break," denotes "a tender, flexible branch, especially the shoot of a vine, a vine sprout," John 15:2, John 15:4-John 15:6.

[ 3,,G4746,stoibas / stibas ] from steibo, "to tread on," primarily denoted "a layer of leaves, reeds, twigs or straw, serving for a bed;" then "a branch full of leaves, soft foliage," which might be used in making a bed, or for treading upon, Mark 11:8.

[ 4,,G902, baion ]
of Egyptian origin, frequent in the papyri writings, denotes "a branch of the palm tree," John 12:13.

Note: Matthew, Mark and John each use a different word for "branch" in narrating Christ's entry into Jerusalem.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words