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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Manifest

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A — 1: ἐμφανής

(Strong's #1717 — Adjective — emphanes — em-fan-ace' )

manifest (akin to emphaino, "to show in, to exhibit;" en, "in," phaino, "to cause to shine"), is used (a) literally in Acts 10:40 , RV "(gave Him to be made) manifest;" (b) metaphorically in Romans 10:20 , "(I was made) manifest." See OPENLY. Cp. B, No. 2.

A — 2: φανερός

(Strong's #5318 — Adjective — phaneros — fan-er-os' )

"open to sight, visible, manifest" (the root phan---, signifying "shining," exists also in No. 1), is translated "manifest" in Luke 8:17; Acts 4:16; 7:13 , RV (AV, "known"); Romans 1:19; 1 Corinthians 3:13; 11:19; 14:25; Galatians 5:19; Philippians 1:13; 1 Timothy 4:15 (AV, "appear"); 1 John 3:10 . See APPEAR , B, Note (2), KNOW , B, No. 2, OPENLY, OUTWARDLY.

A — 3: ἀφανής

(Strong's #852 — Adjective — aphanes — af-an-ace' )

denotes "unseen, hidden," Hebrews 4:13 , "not manifest" (a, negative, and phaino). In the Sept., Nehemiah 4:8; Job 24:20 .

Notes: (1) In 1 Corinthians 15:27 , AV delos, "evident," is translated "manifest" (RV, "evident"). (2) So with ekdelos, 2 Timothy 3:9 , an intensive form of delos, signifying "quite evident." (3) In 1 Timothy 5:25 , AV, prodelos, "evident beforehand, clearly evident," is translated "manifest beforehand" (RV, "evident"); see EVIDENT. (4) For "manifest token," see TOKEN.

B — 1: φανερόω

(Strong's #5319 — Verb — phaneroo — fan-er-o'-o )

"to make visible, clear, manifest," known (akin to A, No. 2), is used especially in the writings of the Apostles John and Paul), occurring 9 times in the Gospel, 9 times in 1John, 2 in Rev.; in the Pauline Epistles (including Heb.) 24 times; in the other Gospels, only in Mark, 3 times; elsewhere in 1 Peter 1:20; 5:4 . The true meaning is "to uncover, lay bare, reveal." The following are variations in the rendering, which should be noted: Mark 16:12,14 (RV, "was manifested," AV, "appeared"); John 21:1 (RV, "manifested," AV, "shewed;" cp. John 21:14 ); Romans 1:19 (RV, "manifested," AV, "hath shewed"); 2 Corinthians 3:3 (RV, "being made manifest," AV, "are manifestly declared"); 2 Corinthians 5:10; 7:12; Revelation 3:18 (RV, "be made manifest," AV, "appear"); 2 Corinthians 11:6 (RV, "we have made it manifest," AV, "we have been throughly made manifest"); Colossians 1:26 (RV, "hath it been manifested," AV, "is made manifest"); 3:4 (RV, "be manifested," AV, "appear;" so 1 Peter 5:4 ); 1 Timothy 3:16 (RV, "was manifested," AV, "was manifest"); 2 Timothy 1:10 (RV, "hath ... been manifested," AV, "is ... made manifest;" cp. Romans 16:26; 2 Corinthians 4:10,11; 1 Peter 1:20 ); Hebrews 9:26 (RV, "hath He been manifested," AV, "hath He appeared"); 1 John 2:28; 3:2 (RV, "is ... made manifest," AV, "doth appear"). See APPEAR , A. No. 4.

B — 2: ἐμφανίζω

(Strong's #1718 — Verb — emphanizo — em-fan-id'-zo )

akin to A, No. 1, is translated "to manifest, make manifest," in John 14:21,22; Hebrews 11:14 , RV; see APPEAR , A, No. 5.

Note: For the adverb phaneros, "manifestly," see EVIDENTLY , OPENLY.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Manifest'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/m/manifest.html. 1940.

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