Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Whence, from which (as interrogative) or what (as relative) place, state, source or cause

Greek: πόθεν, pothen (G4159)

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Here is whence in the Bible. What does the source Greek word πόθεν mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G4159

Greek Base Word: πόθεν

Usage: Whence

Definition: From which (as interrogative) or what (as relative) place, state, source or cause.

Detailed definition:

  1. Of place: from where, from what condition.
  2. Of origin or source: from what author or giver.
  3. Of cause: how is that?, how can that be?.

Derived terms: From the base of G4213 with enclitic adverb of origin.

See also:

  1. G4213


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈpo.θɛn
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈpow.θe̞n
  3. Transliteration: pothen
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: POH-then
  5. Modern Pronunciation: POH-thane

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