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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words
"a sign, token or indication," is translated "token" in 2 Thessalonians 3:17 , of writing of the closing salutations, the Apostle using the pen himself instead of his amanuensis, his autograph attesting the authenticity of his Epistles. See MIRACLE , SIGN.
"a fixed sign or signal, agreed upon with others" (sun, "with"), is used in Mark 14:44 , "a token." In the Sept., Judges 20:38,40; Isaiah 5:26; 49:22; 62:10 .
"a plain token, a proof" (akin to endeiknumi, "to point out, prove") is used in 2 Thessalonians 1:5 "a manifest token," said of the patient endurance and faith of the persecuted saints at Thessalonica, affording proof to themselves of their new life, and a guarantee of the vindication by God of both Himself and them (see No. 4, Note).Philippians 1:28 and 2 Thessalonians 1:5 , contain similar ideas, endeigma indicates the "token" as acknowledged by those referred to; endeixis points more especially to the inherent veracity of the "token."
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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Token'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/t/token.html. 1940.