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Dictionaries :: Rock

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g4073 Greek: petra

Rock:

denotes "a mass of rock," as distinct from petros, "a detached stone or boulder," or a stone that might be thrown or easily moved. For the nature of petra, see Mat 7:24, 25; 27:51, 60; Mar 15:46; Luk 6:48 (twice), a type of a sure foundation (here the true reading is as in the RV, "because it had been well builded"); Rev 6:15, 16 (cp. Isa 2:19, ff.; Hsa 10:8); Luk 8:6, 13, used illustratively; 1Cr 10:4 (twice), figuratively, of Christ; in Rom 9:33; 1Pe 2:8, metaphorically, of Christ; in Mat 16:18, metaphorically, of Christ and the testimony concerning Him; here the distinction between petra, concerning the Lord Himself, and Petros, the Apostle, is clear (see above).

2 Strong's Number: g4694 Greek: spilas

Rock:

"a rock or reef," over which the sea dashes, is used in Jud 1:12, "hidden rocks," RV, metaphorical of men whose conduct is a danger to others. A late meaning ascribed to it is that of "spots," (AV), but that rendering seems to have been influenced by the parallel passage in 2Pe 2:13, where spiloi, "spots," occurs.

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