Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2020 - ἐπιφώσκω
- to grow light, to dawn
I grow towards daylight, dawn, Matthew 28:1, Luke 23:54, PLond. 1.130.39 (i A.D.).
II trans., let shine forth, φέγγος Poet. de herb. 24.
ἐπι -φώσκω ,
[in LXX for H1984 hi., Job 41:18 A (Β א , ἐπιφαύσκ -) *;]
1. to let shine.
2. to dawn (cf. MM, Exp., xiv): Luke 23:54; seq. εἰς , Matthew 28:1.†
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A horoscope P Lond 130.39 (= I. p. 134) is dated—ἔτους τρίτου θεοῦ Τίτου Φαρμουθὶ τῇ ἐπιφωσκούσῃ, i.e. April 1st, A.D. 81, though the use of the title θεός = ";divus,"; shows, as the editor points out, that the document itself was not drawn up until after the Emperor’s death; cf. also the late P Grenf II. 112.15 (a Festal Epistle by the Patriarch of Alexandria with reference to the date of Easter—A.D. 577?) τῇ ἑξῆς ἐπιφωσκούσῃ κυριακῇ. We cannot discuss here the crux of Matthew 28:1 (see Allen’s note in ICC ad l.), but two instances of the verb may be cited from the Gosp. of Peter—2 ἐπεὶ καὶ σάββατον ἐπιφώσκει (cf. Luke 23:54), 9 τῇ δὲ νυκτὶ η ἐπέφωσκεν ἡ κυριακή. On the meaning see Notes by C. H. Turner in JTS xiv. p. 188 ff., and by F. C. Burkitt in ib. p. 538 ff. The latter claims the verb as apparently ";a real example of that ‘Jewish Greek’ which the discoveries of Egyptian papyri have reduced to such restricted compass,"; but see the first citation supra, in which no direct trace of Semitic influence can be predicated.
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