the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
Arms, Armor, to Arm
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words
originally any tool or implement for preparing a thing, became used in the plural for "weapons of warfare." Once in the NT it is used of actual weapons, John 18:3; elsewhere, metaphorically, of (a) the members of the body as instruments of unrighteousness and as instruments of righteousness, Romans 6:13; (b) the "armor" of light, Romans 13:12; the "armor" of righteousness, 2 Corinthians 6:7; the weapons of the Christian's warfare, 2 Corinthians 10:4 .
(Eng., "panoply"), lit., "all armor, full armor," (pas, "all," hoplon, "a weapon"), is used (a) of literal "armor," Luke 11:22; (b) of the spiritual helps supplied by God for overcoming the temptations of the Devil, Ephesians 6:11,13 . Among the Greeks the panoplia was the complete equipment used by heavily armed infantry.
"to arm oneself," is used in 1 Peter 4:1 , in an exhortation "to arm" ourselves with the same mind as that of Christ in regard to His sufferings.
is an intensive form, "to furnish fully with arms," kata, "down," intensive, hoplon, "a weapon," Luke 11:21 , lit., "a strong man fully armed." In the Sept., Jeremiah 46:9 .
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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Arms, Armor, to Arm'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ved/​a/arms-armor-to-arm.html. 1940.