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Easton's Bible Dictionary


of Christ (1Pe 2:21; Jhn 13:15); of pastors to their flocks (Phl 3:17; 2Th 3:9; 1Ti 4:12; 1Pe 5:3); of the Jews as a warning (Hbr 4:11); of the prophets as suffering affliction (Jam 5:10).

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


eg-zam'-p'-l (tupos, "a pattern," hupodeigma, "copy" "representation" hupogrammos, "a writing-copy," example): A typical, representative, or illustrative case; a pattern or model for imitation (hupodeigma, Joh 13:15; Heb 8:5 the King James Version; Jas 5:10; hupogrammos, 1Pe 2:21; tupos, 1Ti 4:12 the King James Version) or warning (deigma, "a sample," "exhibition," Jude 1:7; compare 2Pe 2:6; hupodeigma, Heb 4:11; tupos, 1Co 10:6,11)." Ensample" (tupos, #/APC 2Macc 6:28,31; Php 3:17; 1Th 1:7; 2Th 3:9; 1Ti 4:12; 1Pe 5:3) and "example" have the same meaning, but the former is always suggestive of goodness.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g1164 Greek: deigma


primarily "a thing shown, a specimen" (akin to deiknumi, "to show"), denotes an "example" given as a warning, Jud 1:7.

Note: The corresponding word in 2Pe 2:6 is No. 2.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g5262 Greek: hupodeigma


See ENSAMPLE, No. 3.

A-3 Noun Strong's Number: g5179 Greek: tupos


See ENSAMPLE, No. 1.

A-4 Noun Strong's Number: g5261 Greek: hupogrammos


lit., "an under-writing" (from hupographo, "to write under, to trace letters" for copying by scholars); hence, "a writing-copy, an example," 1Pe 2:21, said of what Christ left for believers, by His sufferings (not expiatory, but exemplary), that they might "follow His steps."

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g1165 Greek: deigmatizo


"to make a show of, to expose" (akin to A, No. 1), is translated "to make a public example," in Mat 1:19 (some mss. have the strengthened form paradeigmatizo here; "put... to an open shame," Hbr 6:6); in Col 2:15, "made a show of."

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g5263 Greek: hupodeiknumi


primarily, "to show secretly" (hupo, "under," deiknumi, "to show"), "to show by tracing out" (akin to A, No. 2); hence, "to teach, to show by example," Act 20:35, RV, "I gave you an example," for AV, "I showed you." Elsewhere, "to warn," Mat 3:7; Luk 3:7; 12:5, RV, for AV, "forewarn;" "to show," Luk 6:47; Act 9:16.


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