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1: στῦλος
(Strong's #4769 — Noun Masculine — stulos — stoo'-los )

"a column supporting the weight of a building," is used (a) metaphorically, of those who bear responsibility in the churches, as of the elders in the church at Jerusalem, Galatians 2:9 ; of a local church as to its responsibility, in a collective capacity, to maintain the doctrines of the faith by teaching and practice, 1 Timothy 3:15 ; some would attach this and the next words to the statement in ver. 16; the connection in the Eng. versions seems preferable; (b) figuratively in Revelation 3:12 , indicating a firm and permanent position in the spiritual, heavenly and eternal Temple of God; (c) illustratively, of the feet of the angel in the vision in Revelation 10:1 , seen as flames rising like columns of fire indicative of holiness and consuming power, and thus reflecting the glory of Christ as depicted in Revelation 1:15 ; cp. Ezekiel 1:7 .


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

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