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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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A — 1: ἐγγίζω
(Strong's #1448 — Verb — engizo — eng-id'-zo )

"to draw near, to approach," from engus, "near," is used (a) of place and position, literally and physically, Matthew 21:1 ; Mark 11:1 ; Luke 12:33 ; 15:25 ; figuratively, of drawing near to God, Matthew 15:8 ; Hebrews 7:19 ; James 4:8 ; (b) of time, with reference to things that are imminent, as the kingdom of heaven, Matthew 3:2 ; 4:17 ; 10:7 ; the kingdom of God, Mark 1:15 ; Luke 10:9,11 ; the time of fruit, Matthew 21:34 ; the desolation of Jerusalem, Luke 21:8 ; redemption, Luke 21:28 ; the fulfillment of a promise, Acts 7:17 ; the Day of Christ in contrast to the present night of the world's spiritual darkness, Romans 13:12 ; Hebrews 10:25 ; the coming of the Lord, James 5:8 ; the end of all things, 1 Peter 4:7 . It is also said of one who was drawing near to death, Philippians 2:30 . See COME , Note (16), DRAW , B, No. 1, HAND (at), NIGH.

B — 1: ἀπρόσιτος
(Strong's #676 — Adjective — aprositos — ap-ros'-ee-tos )

"unapproachable, inaccessible" (a), negative, and an adjective formed from proseimi, "to go to"), is used, in 1 Timothy 6:16 , of the light in which God dwells (AV, "which no man can approach unto;" RV, "unapproachable").

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Approach'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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