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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #1982 - ἐπισκιάζω
- to throw a shadow upon, to envelop in a shadow, to overshadow
1. throw a shade upon, overshadow, τῇ [πτέρυγι] τὴν Ἀσίην Hdt. 1.209. cf. Arist. GA 780a30, Thphr. CP 2.18.3, Matthew 17:5 : c.dat., Thphr. Sens. 79, Mark 9:7 : — Pass., Ph. 1.262, al.; opp. φωτίζειν, S.E. P. 1.141: — Med., -σκιάζεσθαι τὸν ἥλιον to ward off the sun's rays, Gp. 5.29.3: metaph., conceal, obscure, ἀλήθειαν πλάσμασι μυθικοῖς Ph. 1.41, etc.; τὰ δεινὰ ἑτέροις ὀνόμασιν ἐ. Junc. ap. Stob. 4.50.95; τὴν θωπείαν, τὸν βίον, Luc. Hist.Conscr. 11, v.l. in Cal. 1: — Pass., τῇ εὐγενεία Hdn. 2.10.3; λαθραῖον ὄμμ' ἐπεσκιασμένη keeping a hidden watch, S. Tr. 914.
2.. darken, obscure, Ph. 2.223 (Pass.): metaph., ἀφροσύνη ἐ. ψυχήν Id. 1.685, al.
3.. of the Divine presence, overshadow for protection, etc., τινί LXX Psalms 90:4(91).4; ἐπὶ τὴν κεφαλήν τινος ib. 139(140).8; δύναμις ὑψίστου ἐπισκιάσει σοι Luke 1:35.
4.. Pass., to be weak-sighted, Vett.Val. 111.1.
ἐπισκιάζω; (imperfect ἐπεσκιαζον, Luke 9:34 L marginal reading T Tr text WH); future ἐπισκιάσω; 1 aorist ἐπεσκίασα; to throw a shadow upon, to envelop in shadow, to overshadow: τίνι, Acts 5:15. From a vaporous cloud that casts a shadow the word is transferred to a shining cloud surrounding and enveloping persons with brightness: τινα, Matthew 17:5; Luke 9:34; τίνι, Mark 9:7. Tropically, of the Holy Spirit exerting creative energy upon the womb of the virgin Mary and impregnating it (a use of the word which seems to have been drawn from the familiar O. T. idea of a cloud as symbolizing the immediate presence and power of God): with the dative Luke 1:35. (In secular authors generally with an accusative of the object and in the sense of obscuring: Herodotus 1, 209; Sophocles, Aristotle, Thcophr., Philo, Lucian, Herodian, Geoponica. the Sept. for סָכַך to cover, Psalm 90:4
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ἐπι -σκιάζω ,
to throw a shadow upon, overshadow: c. dat., Acts 5:15; of a shining (Mt, l.c., and cf. Exodus 40:29; Exodus 40:35, 2 Maccabees 2:8) cloud, c. dat., Mark 9:7; c. acc, Matthew 17:5, Luke 9:34; metaph. (cf. Pss, Pr, ll.c.), of the Holy Spirit, Luke 1:35.†
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ἐπισκιάζω is found in the mid. in Vett. Val. p. 111.1 γίνονται δὲ ἑτερόχροες συγγενήματα ἔχοντες φαλακροὶ ἐπισκιαζόμενοι ἢ ὀφθαλμοπόνοι κτλ., and for the subst. see ib. pp. 3.9, 109.30, etc. The LXX usage is discussed by Anz Subsidia, p. 289, and Hatch Essays, p. 4.
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