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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ad -mi -rā´shun ( θαῦμα , thaúma , "a marvel" or "wonder"; θαυμάζω , thaumázō , "to wonder"): A term thrice used in the King James Version in the New Testament, to express a wonder that includes approval, high esteem; replaced in the Revised Version (British and American) by three renderings better suited to convey the various kinds of surprise, wonder, admiration, expressed, by this fertile word: namely, in 2 Thessalonians 1:10 , "to be admired," reads in the Revised Version (British and American) "to be marveled at"; in Judges 1:16 "having men's persons in admiration" is rendered "showing respect of persons"; in Revelation 17:6 "wondered with great admiration" is replaced by "with a great wonder." The Greek original is used frequently in the New Testament, especially in the Gospels, to express marvel and wonder at the supernatural works of Jesus.
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Admiration'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/a/admiration.html. 1915.