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Entry for Strong's #4034 - περιλάμπω

Word Origin
from (4012) and (2989)
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to shine around
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (2) NAS (2) HCS (2)
Luke 1
Acts 1
Luke 1
Acts 1
Luke 1
Acts 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-AAI-3S 1
V-AAI-3S 1

Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


shine around or brightly, Id. Cam. 17; πρὸς τὴν σελήνην Id. Arat. 21, etc.: Med., περιλαμπομένας φύσεις ὑπερβάλλειν λαμπρότητι D.S. 3.12; τῷ χρυσῷ Luc. Ind. 9 .

II c.acc., light up, πολεμίῳ πυρὶ τὴν Ἑλλάδα π . Demad. 39; illuminate, τὰ κεκρυμμένα τῶν ἀδικημάτων ταῖς ἀκτῖσι Ph. 1.634; shine around, Plu. Cic. 35; φῶς π. τινά Acts 26:13, cf. Luke 2:9 : Pass., to be illumined, φωτί, ὑπὸ τῆς φλογός, Plu. Per. 39, Dio 46; ὑπὸ τῶν ἀστέρων Luc. Dom. 8 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

περιλάμπω: 1 aorist περιελαμψα; to shine around: τινα, Luke 2:9; Acts 26:13. (Diodorus, Josephus, Plutarch, others.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

*† περι -λάμπω ,

to shine around: c. acc, Luke 2:9, Acts 26:13.†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

There are not a few traces of an indeclinable πλήρης, ";full,"; in our NT texts—Mark 4:28 (C*—see WH Notes.2, p. 24), John 1:4 (all but D—cf. Deissmann LAE, p. 125 ff.), Acts 6:5 (all but B), also Mark 8:19 (AFGM al.), Acts 6:3 (AEHP al.), 19.28 (AEL 33), 2 John 1:8 (L). See further Proleg. p. 50, and for the interpretation of John 1:14 cf. C. H. Turner JTS i. pp. 120 ff., 561 f.

Indeclinable πλήρης can now be abundantly illustrated from the papyri. Much our earliest ex. is P Leid Cii. 14 (B.C. 161) (= I. p. 118, UPZ i. p. 353) χαλκοῦς στατηρειήους μαρσείπειον πλήρης. This is followed by the mummy ticket Preisigke 3553.7 (time of Augustus) ἔδωκα αὐτῷ τὰ ναῦλα πλήρης καὶ τὰς δαπάνας, ";I have given him his full fare and money to spend,"; and P Lond 131 recto.133 (A.D. 78–79) (= I. p. 174) ἀρούρας πλήρη.

After i/A.D. exx. multiply rapidly, e.g. P Oxy III. 513.55 (A.D. 184) χαλκοῦς τρεῖς πλήρης, BGU I. 81.27 (as amended p. 356—A.D. 189) ἃς καὶ παραδώσω. . πλήρης, P Par 18 bis.9 (ii/iii A.D.) τοῦ ναύλου δοθέντος ὑπ᾽ ἐμοῦ πλήρης, P Fay 88.8 (iii/A.D.) ἔσχον παρὰ σοῦ τὸ ἐκφόριον. . . . πλήρης, P Grenf II. 69.29 (A.D. 265) διὰ τὸ πλήρη ̣[ς α ]ὐτὸν ἀπε [σ ]χηκέναι ὡ [ς ] πρόκειτα [ι, BGU IV. 1064.10 (A.D. 277–8) τὰ ἴσα τοῦ ἀργυρίου τάλαντα [δ ]έκα πλήρης ἀριθμοῦ, ib. I. 13.7 (A.D. 289) ἅπερ ἐντεῦθεν ἀπέσ [χ ]αμεν παρὰ σοῦ πλήρης, ib. II. 373.21 (A.D. 298) ἔσχον τὴν τιμὴν πλήρης ὡς πρόκιται, and Ostr 1071.2 (A.D. 185) ἔσχ (ομεν) τὸ τέλ (ος) πλήρης ἀπὸ Ἁθὺρ ἕως Μεχεὶρ κ ̄β ̄.

As regards the LXX Thackeray (Gr. i. p. 176 f.) thinks that the evidence for indeclinable πλήρης ";is not as a rule so strong as to warrant our attributing the form to the autographs : in most cases it is certainly due to later scribes."; The clearest exx., he thinks, are Job 21:24, Sirach 19:26.

Other exx. of the adj. are P Ryl II. 145.17 (A.D. 38) σάκκο (ν) πλήρηι κνήκωι (l. κνήκου), and P Oxy III. 530.6 (ii/A.D.) τ [ὸ δὲ ] ναύβιον καὶ τὰ ἂλλα πάντα πλήρη διέγραψα, ";but the naubion and the other taxes I have paid in full";; and for the phrase ἐκ πλήρους see P Par 26i. 8 (B.C. 163–2) (= Selections, p. 14) οὐ κεκομισμέναι ἐκκ πλήρους, P Lond 1178.43 (A.D. 194) (= III. p. 217, Selections p. 100) ἀποδεδωκότα τὸ κατὰ τὸν νόμ [ον ἐν ]τάγιον πᾶν ἐκ πλήρους δηνάρια ἑκατόν, ";on his payment of the legal fee amounting altogether to a hundred denarii."; For the superl. see P Lond 77.9 (end of vi/A.D.) (= I. p. 232 f., Chrest. II. p. 370 f. ) βεβαίᾳ [π ]ίστει παντὶ πληρεστάτῳ δεσποτείᾳ : cf..39.


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