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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: ἐπίκειμαι
(Strong's #1945 — Verb — epikeimai — ep-ik'-i-mahee )

denotes "to be placed on, to lie on," (a) literally, as of the stone on the sepulchre of Lazarus, John 11:38 ; of the fish on the fire of coals, John 21:9 ; (b) figuratively, of a tempest (to press upon), Acts 27:20 ; of a necessity laid upon the Apostle Paul, 1 Corinthians 9:16 ; of the pressure of the multitude upon Christ to hear Him, Luke 5:1 , "pressed upon;" of the insistence of the chief priests, rulers and people that Christ should be crucified, Luke 23:23 , "were instant;" of carnal ordinances "imposed" under the Law until a time of reformation, brought in through the High Priesthood of Christ, Hebrews 9:10 . See INSTANT , LIE , PRESS.

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

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