The Synonymous Words for "Appear", "Appearing", etc.
This Is Appendix 106 From The Companion Bible.

  1. APPEAR (the Verb).
  2.    There are eight words (or expressions) rendered appear, etc., in the Authorized Version, which are to be distinguished as follows : -

    1. phaino = to shine forth so as to be seen : having reference to the manner in which a matter presents or shows itself, independently of any observer. Hence the word phenomenon.

    2. anaphainomai. Passive of No. i, with ana prefixed = to be shown forth, come to light, come into sight.

    3. epiphaino = to shine, shew light upon. No. i with epi (Appendix 104. ix).

    4. emphanizo = to cause to be manifested or shown plainly and clearly; used of causing that to be seen (or known) which would not otherwise have been cognizable by the unaided eye (or mind). It occurs ten times : Matthew 27:53. John 14:21,22. Acts 23:15, 22; 24:1; 25:2, 15. Hebrews 9:24; 11:14. Compare the Septuagint use for Hebrew hodia (Exodus 33:13); and for amar (Esther 2:22).

    5. phaneroo = to bring to light, make manifest. Compare phaneros = manifest in No. viii below.

    6. optomai = to see with the eye, referring to the thing seen (objectively); thus differing from blepo (see Appendix 133. I. 5), which denotes the act of seeing or of using the eye.

    7. erchomai = to come. Rendered "appear" only in Acts 22:30, where all the critical texts (See Appendix 94) read sunerchomai = "come together".

    8. eimi phaneros = to be visible, manifest, or open to sight (phaneros, adj. of No. v, above, with eimi = to be). So rendered only in 1Timothy 4:15.

    9. apokalupto = to unveil so as to be visible to the eye.

  3. APPEARING (the Noun).
    1. apokalupsis = unveiling, revelation, manifestation. Hence English "Apocalypse". From apo = from (Appendix 104. iv), and kalupto, to cover = uncovering, or unveiling. When used of a person it always denotes that he is visible. Occurs Luke 2:32. Romans 2:5; 8:19; 16:25. 1Corinthians 1:7; 14:6, 26. 2Corinthians 12:1, 7. Galatians 1:12; 2:2. Ephesians 1:17; 3:3. 2Thessalonians 1:7. 1Peter 1:7, 13; 4:13. Revelation 1:1.

    2. epiphaneia, a shining forth upon. Hence, English epiphany. From No. iii, above.


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