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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Crystal

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A — 1: κρύσταλλος
(Strong's #2930 — Noun Masculine — krustallos — kroos'-tal-los )

from kruos, "ice," and hence properly anything congealed and transparent, denotes "crystal," a kind of precious stone, Revelation 4:6 ; 22:1 . Rock crystal is pure quartz; it crystallizes in hexagonal prisms, each with a pyramidical apex.

B — 1: κρυσταλλίζω
(Strong's #2929 — Verb — krustallizo — kroos-tal-lid'-zo )

"to be of crystalline brightness and transparency, to shine like crystal," is found in Revelation 21:11 , where it is said of Christ as the "Light-giver" (phoster) of the Heavenly City (not phos, "light," RV and AV). Possibly there the verb has a transitive force, "to transform into crystal splendor," as of the effect of Christ upon His saints.


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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Crystal'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ved/c/crystal.html. 1940.

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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