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Strong's #1718 - ἐμφανίζω

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  1. to manifest, exhibit to view
  2. to show one's self, come to view, appear, be manifest
  3. to indicate, disclose, declare, make known
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Strong #: 559 ‑ אָמַר (aw‑mar');  3045 ‑ יָדַע (yaw‑dah');  3808 ‑ לוֹא (lo, lo, lo);  7200 ‑ רָאָה (raw‑aw');  
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


Att. fut. -ιῶ E. Fr. 797: pf. ἐμπεφάνικα PSI 4.400.2 (iii B. C.):

1. show forth, manifest, exhibit, αὐτὸς αὑτόν E.l.c., cf. Philoch. 20, Plb. 30.17.2, etc.; ἐ. τινὰ ἐπίορκον, ἐχθρόν, exhibit or represent him as.., X. Ages. 1.12, D. 14.36; ἐ. οὐκ οὖσαν ἀγαθὸν τὴν ἡδονήν Arist. EN 1173b31; πᾶν σύμπτωμα Metrod. 10: Med., exhibit in court, PMasp. 32.33 (vi A.D.): Pass., to become visible, be manifested, τινί LXX Wi. 1.2, Matthew 27:53, Ph. 1.107, J. AJ 1.13.1, D.L. 1.7.

2. make clear or plain, Pl. Sph. 244a, Men. Sam. 140, etc.; ἄστρα ἡμῖν τῆς νυκτὸς τὰς ὥρας ἐ. X. Mem. 4.3.4: with a relat., τὰ παθήματα δι' ἃς αἰτίας γέγονε ἐ. Pl. Ti. 61c; ἐ. τοῦτο ὅτι.. X. Cyr. 8.1.26.

3. declare, explain, Arist. APr. 46a24; give orders, τινὶ ποιεῖν τι Plb. 6.35.8; report, περί τινος SIG 412.4 (Delph., iii B.C.), cf. UPZ 42.18 (ii B. C.), IG 9(2).517.5 (Larissa), Michel 431.6 (Iasus), etc.: Pass., GDI 2502 B 41 (Delph., iv B. C.).

4. lay an information against, τινά Arg. Ar. Lys.: Pass., -ισθείς Charond. ap. Stob. 4.2.24.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐμφανίζω (see ἐν, III. 3); future ἐμφανίσω (Buttmann, 37 (32)); 1 aorist ἐνεφανισα; 1 aorist passive ἐνεφανίσθην; from Xenophon, and Plato down; (ἐμφανής);

1. to manifest, exhibit to view: ἑαυτόν τίνι, properly, to present oneself to the sight of another, manifest oneself to (Exodus 33:13), John 14:22; metaphorically of Christ giving evidence by the action of the Holy Spirit on the souls of the disciples that he is alive in heaven, John 14:21. Passive to Show oneself, come to view, appear, be manifest: τίνι (of spectres, Wis. 17:4; αὐτοῖς Θεούς ἐμφανίζεσθαι λέγοντες, Diag. Laërtius prooem. 7; so of God, Josephus, Antiquities 1, 13, 1), Matthew 27:53; τῷ προσώπῳ τοῦ Θεοῦ, of Christ appearing before God in heaven, Hebrews 9:24; (of God imparting to souls the knowledge of himself, Wis. 1:2; Theophilus of Antioch ad Autol. 1, 2, 4).

2. to indicate, disclose, declare, make known: followed by ὅτι, Hebrews 11:14; with the dative of person Acts 23:15; τί πρός τινα, Acts 23:22; τί κατά τίνος, to report or declare a thing against a person, to inform against one, Acts 24:1; Acts 25:2; περί τίνος, about one, Acts 25:15. (Synonym: see δηλόω.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐμφανίζω ,

[in LXX for H3045 hi., etc.;]

1. to manifest, exhibit: ἐαυτόν , c. dat pers., John 14:21-22 (DCG, ii, 112b). Pass. and mid., to show oneself, appear: Matthew 27:53, Hebrews 9:24 (cf. MM, Exp., xii).

2. to declare, make known: seq. ὅτι , Hebrews 11:14; c. dat. pers., Acts 23:15; c acc rei, seq. πρός , Acts 23:22; κατά , c. gen. pers., Acts 24:1; Acts 25:2; περί , Acts 25:15.†

SYN.: δηλόω G1213, q.v.

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The quasi-technical sense of this word = ";make an official report,"; as in Acts 23:15; Acts 23:22 (cf. 2 Maccabees 3:7), may be illustrated from P Magd 11.9 (B.C. 221) ἐθισμοῦ ὄντος, ἐάν τισιν τῶν ναυκλήρων τοιοῦτό τι συμβῆι, ἐμφανίζειν τοῖς ἐπὶ τῶν τόπων στρατηγοῖς, ib. 17.2 (B.C. 221) ἀποδόντος γάρ μου ] ἔντευξιν Διοφάνει τῶι στρατηγῶι, δι᾽ ἧς ἐνεφάν [ισα κτλ., ib. 26.11 (B.C. 217) ὡς ̣ δ ̣[ι ] ̣ τῆ [ς ] ἐντεύξε ̣ω ̣̓ς ̣ ἐμφανίζομεν, P Par 26.18 (petition from the Serapeum Twins—B.C. 163–2) (= Selections, p. 15) ὑμῖν, καθ᾽ ἃς ἐποεῖσθ᾽ ἐν Μέμφει παρουσίας, ἐνεφανίζομεν ὑπὲρ τούτων, ";we laid information on these matters before you, on the occasion of your visits to Memphis,"; PSI IV. 442.23 (iii/B.C.) ταῦτα δὲ ἐνεφάνισά σοι, ὅπως ἂν μηθείς σε παρακρούηται. Cf. the use of ἐμφανισμός in P Amh II. 33.12 (c. B.C. 157) ἀφ᾽ ὧν ἐπιδ [ε ]δώκειμεν αὐτοῖς ἐνφανισμῶν περί τινων ἀδικημάτω [ν ] καὶ παραλογειῶν σίτου τε καὶ χαλκοῦ, ";by written declarations previously handed in to them of certain misdeeds and peculations of both corn and money"; (Edd.), and of ἐμφανιστής in P Tor I. 1 viii. 12 (B.C. 117) ἐμφανιστοῦ καὶ κατηγόρου, where Peyron translates . by ";delator,"; and refers (p. 178) to Acts 24:1; Acts 25:2; Acts 25:15. See also Ev. Petr. 10 συνεσκέπτοντο οὖν ἀλλήλοις ἐκεῖνοι ἀπελθεῖν καὶ ἐνφανίσαι ταῦτα τῷ Πειλάτῳ.


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List of Word Forms
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