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International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Presence:

prez'-ens: In the Old Testament nearly always the rendition of panim, "face" (Ge 3:8; Ex 33:14 f; Ps 95:2; Isa 63:9, etc.); occasionally of ‘ayin, "eye" (Ge 23:11; De 25:9; Jer 28:1,11, etc.); and in 1Ki 8:22; Pr 14:7, "the presence of" represents the preposition neghedh, "before"; compare also Aramaic qodham, in Da 2:27 the King James Version (the Revised Version (British and American) "before"). In Greek, "presence" has an exact equivalent in parousia, but this word is rendered "presence" only in 2Co 10:10; Php 2:12; the Revised Version (British and American); Php 1:26 (the King James Version "coming"). Elsewhere parousia is rendered "coming," but always with "presence" in the margin. Otherwise in the New Testament "presence" represents no particular word but is introduced where it seems to suit the context (compare e.g. Ac 3:13 the King James Version and Ac 3:19).

Written by Burton Scott Easton

See PAROUSIA

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g4383 Greek: prosopon

Presence:

See FACE, No. 1 (also APPEARANCE, No. 2).

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g3952 Greek: parousia

Presence:

See COMING (Noun), No. 3.

B-1 Adverbs and Prepositions Strong's Number: g1715 Greek: emprosthen

Presence:

See BEFORE, A, No. 4.

B-2 Adverbs and Prepositions Strong's Number: g1799 Greek: enopion

Presence:

is translated "in the presence of" in Luk 1:19; 13:26; 14:10; 15:10; Jhn 20:30; Rev 14:10 (twice); in 1Cr 1:29 AV, "in His presence" (RV, "before God"): see BEFORE, A, No. 9.

B-3 Adverbs and Prepositions Strong's Number: g2714 Greek: katenopion

Presence:

kata, "down," and No. 2, "in the very presence of," is translated "before the presence of" in Jud 1:24.
See BEFORE, A, No. 10.

B-4 Adverbs and Prepositions Strong's Number: g561 Greek: apenanti

Presence:

"over against, opposite to," is translated "in the presence of" in Act 3:16.
See BEFORE, A, No. 7.

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