Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #499 - ἀντίτυπον
Neuter of a compound of G473 and G5179
** ἀντί -τυπος , -ον
(see τύπος ),
[in LXX: Ezra 3:13 A *;]
1. act. striking back; metaph., resisting, adverse.
2. Pass. struck back; metaph., corresponding to (MM, VGT, s.v.);
(a) as impression of a seal or copy of an archetype (τύπος ) (RV, Like in pattern), Hebrews 9:24;
(b) as the reality (of which τύπος is the copy or adumbration) (RV, after a true likeness), 1 Peter 3:21 (Cramer, 357).†
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The meaning ";impress"; is rightly given by LS for τύπος as the first that arises from the etymology, and it is well supported in classical and post-classical writers. Hence, though ";profane"; examples for ἀντίτυπος (-ον) = ";corresponding"; (adj.) or ";image"; (noun) are rare, we can take the use in Hebrews 9:24 and 1 Peter 3:21 (";answering to";) as the survival of a primitive meaning. Note also Polyb. vi. 31.8 τοῖς δ᾽ ἰππεῦσι τούτοις ἀντίτυποι τίθενται, of auxiliary infantry posted ";opposite"; the cavalry, in a corresponding position. In MGr written language ἀ. means ";copy"; of a book.
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