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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: πρόσωπον
(Strong's #4383 — Noun Neuter — prosopon — pros'-o-pon )

for the meaning of which see APPEARANCE , No. 2, is translated "person" or "persons" in Matthew 22:16 ; Mark 12:14 ; Luke 20:21 ; 2 Corinthians 1:11 ; 2 Corinthians 2:10 ; Galatians 2:6 ; Jude 1:16 , lit., "(admiring, or showing respect of, RV) persons."

2: ἄνθρωπος
(Strong's #444 — Noun Masculine — anthropos — anth'-ro-pos )

a generic name for man, is translated "persons" in Revelation 11:13 , RV (AV, "men").

Notes: (1) In Hebrews 1:3 , AV, hupostasis, "subtance," is translated "person;" see SUBSTANCE. (2) In Matthew 27:24 , RV, toutou, "of this ... (man)," is translated "of this ... person" (AV). (3) In Philemon 1:12 , the pronoun autos, "he," placed in a position of strong emphasis, is translated "in his own person," RV, stressing the fact that in spite of the Apostle's inclination to retain Onesimus, he has sent him, as being, so to speak, "his very heart," instead of adopting some other method. (4) In 1 Corinthians 5:13 , AV, the adjective poneros, "wicked," used as a noun, is translated "wicked person" (RV, "... man"). (5) In 2 Peter 2:5 , AV, ogdoos, "eighth," is translated "the (lit., 'an') eighth person" (RV, "with seven others"). (b) Various adjectives are used with the word "persons," e.g., "devout, perjured, profane."

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

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