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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3345 - μετασχηματίζω
- to change the figure of, to transform
I change the form of a person or thing, Pl. Lg. 903e, Arist. GC 335b26; τὸ σῶμα τῆς ταπεινώσεως Philippians 3:21; of a building, Sammelb. 5174.10 (vi A. D.): — Med., with Att. fut. - ιοῦμαι, change one's form, Demetr.Lac. Herc. 1012.12; disguise oneself, J. AJ 8.11.1: — Pass., to be changed in form, Pl. Lg. 906c, Arist. Cael. 298b31, GA 747a15, D.S. 2.57; of grammatical change, A.D. Pron. 68.5, al.
II μ. τι εἰς ἐμαυτόν transfer as in a figure, 1 Corinthians 4:6.
III change the posture of, Sor. 2.62 (Pass.), al. of stars and planets, in Pass., change their configuration, πρὸς ἀλλήλους Adam. Vent. 47.
** μετα -σχηματίζω ,
[in LXX: 4 Maccabees 9:22*;]
to change in fashion or appearance: c. acc rei, τ . σῶμα , Philippians 3:21; mid., seq. εἰς , 2 Corinthians 11:13-14; seq. ὡς , 2 Corinthians 11:15; of a rhetorical device, to transfer by a fiction (Field, Notes, in l), seq. εἰς , 1 Corinthians 4:6.†
SYN.: μεταμορφόω G3339, q.v.
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The only occurrence of this verb in the Greek Bible is in Galatians 4:19 (but cf. Aq. Isaiah 44:13), where Burton (ICC ad l.) thinks that ";the words not unnaturally suggest a reversal of the preceding figure [cf. 1 Thessalonians 2:7], those who were just spoken of as babes in the womb, now being pictured as pregnant mothers, awaiting the full development of the Christ begotten in them."; He compares the use of πλάσσω in Jeremiah 1:5 πρὸ τοῦ με πλάσαι σε ἐν κοιλίᾳ, Romans 9:20, 1 Timothy 2:13.
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