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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Blind, Blindness

Dictionaries :: Blind, Blindness

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g5186 Greek: tuphloo

Blind, Blindness:

"to blind" (from a root tuph--, "to burn, smoke;" cp. tuphos, "smoke"), is used metaphorically, of the dulling of the intellect, Jhn 12:40; 2Cr 4:4; 1Jo 2:11.

A-2 Verb Strong's Number: g4456 Greek: poroo

Blind, Blindness:

signifies "to harden" (from poros, "a thick skin, a hardening"); rendered "blinded," AV, in Rom 11:7; 2Cr 3:14 (RV, "hardened"); cp. 2Cr 4:4.
See HARDEN.

B-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g5185 Greek: tuphlos

Blind, Blindness:

"blind," is used both physically and metaphorically, chiefly in the Gospels; elsewhere four times; physically, Act 13:11; metaphorically, Rom 2:19; 2Pe 1:9; Rev 3:17. The word is frequently used as a noun, signifying "a blind man."

C-1 Noun Strong's Number: g4457 Greek: porosis

Blind, Blindness:

akin to A. No. 2, primarily means "a covering with a callus," a "hardening," Rom 11:25; Eph 4:18, RV, for AV, "blindness;" Mar 3:5, RV, for AV, "hardness." It is metaphorical of a dulled spiritual perception.
See HARDNESS.

Note: In Jhn 9:8, the most authentic mss. have prosaites, "a beggar," RV, instead of tuphlos, "blind."

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