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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g2665 Greek: katapetasma


lit., "that which is spread out" (petannumi) "before" (kata), hence, "a veil," is used

(a) of the inner "veil" of the tabernacle, Hbr 6:19; 9:3;

(b) of the corresponding "veil" in the Temple, Mat 27:51; Mar 15:38; Luk 23:45;

(c) metaphorically of the "flesh" of Christ, Hbr 10:20, i.e., His body which He gave up to be crucified, thus by His expiatory death providing a means of the spiritual access of believers, the "new and living way," into the presence of God.

2 Strong's Number: g2571 Greek: kalumma


"a covering," is used

(a) of the "veil" which Moses put over his face when descending Mount Sinai, thus preventing Israel from beholding the glory, 2Cr 3:13;

(b) metaphorically of the spiritually darkened vision suffered retributively by Israel, until the conversion on the nation to their Messiah takes place, 2Cr 3:14-16.
See under UNLIFTED.

3 Strong's Number: g4018 Greek: peribolaion


rendered "a veil" in the AV marg. of 1Cr 11:15: see COVER, B, No. 1, VESTURE.


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