Beta (Β/β) New Testament Greek words that start with beta

Quick reference

Greek Name:
βῆτα
English Name:
beta
Pronunciation:
bā’-tä
Upper-case Letter:
Β
Lower-case Letter:
β
Speech Sound:
consonant
Numerical Value:
2

Pronunciation guide

In Koine Greek, the letter Beta is pronounced as a voiced bilabial plosive, just like the like the English “b” in “book.” In modern Greek, it has evolved to a sound more like the “v” in “vase.” However, for biblical texts, it’s crucial to stick with the ancient pronunciation, where it always sounds like a “b.”

Numerical significance

In the Greek numeral system (isopsephy), Beta represents the number two (2). This number can symbolize duality and balance. In ancient Greek thought, two can denote contrast and diversity, such as light and dark or good and evil.

Cultural and symbolic meaning

The shape of Beta in Greek comes from the Phoenician letter “beth” (meaning house), which was originally a pictogram resembling a tent or a house. This gives Beta a foundational aspect, symbolizing shelter, dwelling, and family in a cultural sense. Beta’s symbolism as a house aligns with its position as the second letter, suggesting the concept of adding or building upon an initial foundation (Alpha being the first).

New Testament Greek words that start with Beta (Β/β)

G896 – Baal – Βάαλ
Baal [1 occurrence]
G897 – Babulon – Βαβυλών
Babylon [12 occurrences]
G898 – bathmos – βαθμός
degree [1 occurrence]
G899 – bathos – βάθος
deep(-ness, things), depth [9 occurrences]
G900 – bathuno – βαθύνω
deep [1 occurrence]
G901 – bathus – βαθύς
deep, very early [3 occurrences]
G902 – baion – βάϊον
branch [1 occurrence]
G903 – Balaam – Βαλαάμ
Balaam [3 occurrences]
G904 – Balak – Βαλάκ
Balac [1 occurrence]
G905 – balantion – βαλάντιον
bag, purse [4 occurrences]
G906 – ballo – βάλλω
to throw [125 occurrences]
G907 – baptizo – βαπτίζω
to immerse, submerge; fig. to baptize [80 occurrences]
G908 – baptisma – βάπτισμα
baptism [22 occurrences]
G909 – baptismos – βαπτισμός
baptism, washing [4 occurrences]
G910 – Baptistes – Βαπτιστής
Baptist [14 occurrences]
G911 – bapto – βάπτω
dip [3 occurrences]
G912 – Barabbas – Βαραββᾶς
Barabbas [11 occurrences]
G913 – Barak – Βαράκ
Barak [1 occurrence]
G914 – Barachias – Βαραχίας
Barachias [1 occurrence]
G915 – barbaros – βάρβαρος
barbarian(-rous) [6 occurrences]
G916 – bareo – βαρέω
burden, charge, heavy, press [6 occurrences]
G917 – bareos – βαρέως
dull [2 occurrences]
G918 – Bartholomaios – Βαρθολομαῖος
Bartholomeus [4 occurrences]
G919 – Bariesous – Βαριησοῦς
Barjesus [1 occurrence]
G920 – Bariona – Βαριωνᾶ
Bar-jona [1 occurrence]
G921 – Barnabas – Βαρναβᾶς
Barnabas [29 occurrences]
G922 – baros – βάρος
a weight; fig. a burden [6 occurrences]
G923 – Barsabbas – Βαρσαββᾶς
Barsabas [2 occurrences]
G924 – Bartimaios – Βαρτιμαῖος
Bartimaeus [1 occurrence]
G925 – baruno – βαρύνω
overcharge [1 occurrence]
G926 – barus – βαρύς
heavy; fig. weighty, burdensome, grievous [6 occurrences]
G927 – barutimos – βαρύτιμος
very precious [1 occurrence]
G928 – basanizo – βασανίζω
pain, toil, torment, toss, vex [12 occurrences]
G929 – basanismos – βασανισμός
torment [6 occurrences]
G930 – basanistes – βασανιστής
tormentor [1 occurrence]
G931 – basanos – βάσανος
torment [3 occurrences]
G932 – basileia – βασιλεία
kingdom, + reign [162 occurrences]
G933 – basileion – βασίλειον
king’s court
G934 – basileios – βασίλειος
royal [2 occurrences]
G935 – basileus – βασιλεύς
king [118 occurrences]
G936 – basileuo – βασιλεύω
king, reign [21 occurrences]
G937 – basilikos – βασιλικός
king’s, nobleman, royal [5 occurrences]
G938 – basilissa – βασίλισσα
queen [4 occurrences]
G939 – basis – βάσις
foot [1 occurrence]
G940 – baskaino – βασκαίνω
bewitch [1 occurrence]
G941 – bastazo – βαστάζω
bear, carry, take up [27 occurrences]
G942 – batos – βάτος¹
bramble, bush [5 occurrences]
G943 – batos – βάτος²
measure [1 occurrence]
G944 – batrachos – βάτραχος
frog [1 occurrence]
G945 – battologeo – βαττολογέω
use vain repetitions [1 occurrence]
G946 – bdelugma – βδέλυγμα
abomination [6 occurrences]
G947 – bdeluktos – βδελυκτός
abominable [1 occurrence]
G948 – bdelussomai – βδελύσσομαι
abhor, abominable [2 occurrences]
G949 – bebaios – βέβαιος
firm, of force, stedfast, sure [9 occurrences]
G950 – bebaioo – βεβαιόω
confirm, (e-)stablish [8 occurrences]
G951 – bebaiosis – βεβαίωσις
confirmation [2 occurrences]
G952 – bebelos – βέβηλος
profane (person) [5 occurrences]
G953 – bebeloo – βεβηλόω
profane [2 occurrences]
G954 – Beelzeboul – Βεελζεβούλ
Beelzebub [7 occurrences]
G955 – Beliar – Βελιάρ
Belial [1 occurrence]
G956 – belos – βέλος
dart [1 occurrence]
G957 – beltion – βελτίων
very well [1 occurrence]
G958 – Beniamin – Βενιαμίν
Benjamin [4 occurrences]
G959 – Bernike – Βερνίκη
Bernice [3 occurrences]
G960 – Beroia – Βέροια
Berea [2 occurrences]
G961 – Beroiaios – Βεροιαῖος
of Berea [1 occurrence]
G962 – Bethabara – Βηθαβαρά
Bethabara [1 occurrence]
G963 – Bethania – Βηθανία
Bethany [11 occurrences]
G964 – Bethesda – Βηθεσδά
Bethesda [1 occurrence]
G965 – Bethleem – Βηθλέεμ
Bethlehem [8 occurrences]
G966 – Bethsaida – Βηθσαϊδά
Bethsaida [7 occurrences]
G967 – Bethphage – Βηθφαγή
Bethphage [3 occurrences]
G968 – bema – βῆμα
judgment-seat, set [foot] on, throne [12 occurrences]
G969 – berullos – βήρυλλος
beryl [1 occurrence]
G970 – bia – βία
violence [4 occurrences]
G971 – biazo – βιάζω
press, suffer violence [2 occurrences]
G972 – biaios – βίαιος
mighty [1 occurrence]
G973 – biastes – βιαστής
violent [1 occurrence]
G974 – bibliaridion – βιβλιαρίδιον
little book [4 occurrences]
G975 – biblion – βιβλίον
bill, book, scroll, writing [32 occurrences]
G976 – biblos – βίβλος
book [13 occurrences]
G977 – bibrosko – βιβρώσκω
eat [1 occurrence]
G978 – Bithunia – Βιθυνία
Bithynia [2 occurrences]
G979 – bios – βίος
an existence; fig. a livelihood [11 occurrences]
G980 – bioo – βιόω
to exist [1 occurrence]
G981 – biosis – βίωσις
a manner of existence, way of life [1 occurrence]
G982 – biotikos – βιωτικός
to be pertaining to this existence/life [3 occurrences]
G983 – blaberos – βλαβερός
hurtful [1 occurrence]
G984 – blapto – βλάπτω
hurt [2 occurrences]
G985 – blastano – βλαστάνω
bring forth, bud, spring (up) [4 occurrences]
G986 – Blastos – Βλάστος
Blastus [1 occurrence]
G987 – blasphemeo – βλασφημέω
(speak) blaspheme(-er, -mously, -my), defame, rail on, revile, speak evil [35 occurrences]
G988 – blasphemia – βλασφημία
blasphemy, evil speaking, railing [19 occurrences]
G989 – blasphemos – βλάσφημος
blasphemer(-mous), railing [5 occurrences]
G990 – blemma – βλέμμα
seeing [1 occurrence]
G991 – blepo – βλέπω
to look, see [135 occurrences]
G992 – bleteos – βλητέος
must be put [2 occurrences]
G993 – Boanerges – Βοανεργές
Boanerges [1 occurrence]
G994 – boao – βοάω
to shout [11 occurrences]
G995 – boe – βοή
cry [1 occurrence]
G996 – boetheia – βοήθεια
help [2 occurrences]
G997 – boetheo – βοηθέω
help, sucour [8 occurrences]
G998 – boethos – βοηθός
helper [1 occurrence]
G999 – bothunos – βόθυνος
ditch, pit [3 occurrences]
G1000 – bole – βολή
cast [1 occurrence]
G1001 – bolizo – βολίζω
sound [2 occurrences]
G1002 – bolis – βολίς
dart [1 occurrence]
G1003 – Booz – Βόοζ
Booz [3 occurrences]
G1004 – borboros – βόρβορος
mire [1 occurrence]
G1005 – borrhas – βορρᾶς
north [2 occurrences]
G1006 – bosko – βόσκω
feed, keep [9 occurrences]
G1007 – Bosor – Βοσόρ
Bosor [1 occurrence]
G1008 – botane – βοτάνη
herb [1 occurrence]
G1009 – botrus – βότρυς
(vine) cluster (of the vine) [1 occurrence]
G1010 – bouleutes – βουλευτής
counsellor [2 occurrences]
G1011 – bouleuo – βουλεύω
consult, take counsel, determine, be minded, purpose [8 occurrences]
G1012 – boule – βουλή
+ advise, counsel, will [12 occurrences]
G1013 – boulema – βούλημα
a will, intent, purpose [2 occurrences]
G1014 – boulomai – βούλομαι
to will, intend, purpose [34 occurrences]
G1015 – bounos – βουνός
hill [2 occurrences]
G1016 – bous – βοῦς
ox [8 occurrences]
G1017 – brabeion – βραβεῖον
prize [2 occurrences]
G1018 – brabeuo – βραβεύω
rule [1 occurrence]
G1019 – braduno – βραδύνω
be slack, tarry [2 occurrences]
G1020 – braduploeo – βραδυπλοέω
sail slowly [1 occurrence]
G1021 – bradus – βραδύς
slow [3 occurrences]
G1022 – bradutes – βραδύτης
slackness [1 occurrence]
G1023 – brachion – βραχίων
arm [3 occurrences]
G1024 – brachus – βραχύς
few words, little (space, while) [7 occurrences]
G1025 – brephos – βρέφος
babe, (young) child, infant [8 occurrences]
G1026 – brecho – βρέχω
(send) rain, wash [7 occurrences]
G1027 – bronte – βροντή
thunder(-ing) [12 occurrences]
G1028 – broche – βροχή
rain [2 occurrences]
G1029 – brochos – βρόχος
a noose [1 occurrence]
G1030 – brugmos – βρυγμός
gnashing [7 occurrences]
G1031 – brucho – βρύχω
gnash [1 occurrence]
G1032 – bruo – βρύω
send forth [1 occurrence]
G1033 – broma – βρῶμα
meat, victuals [17 occurrences]
G1034 – brosimos – βρώσιμος
meat [1 occurrence]
G1035 – brosis – βρῶσις
eating, food, meat [11 occurrences]
G1036 – buthizo – βυθίζω
begin to sink, drown [2 occurrences]
G1037 – buthos – βυθός
deep [1 occurrence]
G1038 – burseus – βυρσεύς
tanner [3 occurrences]
G1039 – bussinos – βύσσινος
fine linen [4 occurrences]
G1040 – bussos – βύσσος
fine linen [2 occurrences]
G1041 – bomos – βωμός
altar [1 occurrence]