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Dictionaries :: Likeness, Likeness of (In The)

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Below are articles from the following dictionary:
Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g3667 Greek: homoioma

Likeness, Likeness of (In The):

denotes "that which is made like something, a resemblance,"

(a) in the concrete sense, Rev 9:7, "shapes" (RV, marg., "likenesses");

(b) in the abstract sense, Rom 1:23, RV, "(for) the likeness (of an image);" the AV translates it as a verb, "(into an image) made like to;" the association here of the two words homoioma and eikon (see IMAGE) serves to enhance the contrast between the idol and "the glory of the incorruptible God," and is expressive of contempt; in Rom 5:14, "(the) likeness of Adam's transgression" (AV, "similitude"); in Rom 6:5, "(the) likeness (of His death); in Rom 8:3, "(the) likeness (of sinful flesh); in Phl 2:7, "the likeness of men." "The expression 'likeness of men does not of itself imply, still less does it exclude or diminish, the reality of the nature which Christ assumed. That... is declared in the words 'form of a servant.' 'Paul justly says in the likeness of men, because, in fact, Christ, although certainly perfect Man (Rom 5:15; 1Cr 15:21; 1Ti 2:5), was, by reason of the Divine nature present in Him, not simply and merely man
... but the Incarnate Son of God'" (Gifford, quoting Meyer).
See SHAPE. Cp. LIKE, B, (b).

2 Strong's Number: g3669 Greek: homoiosis

Likeness, Likeness of (In The):

"a making like," is translated "likeness" in Jam 3:9, RV (AV, "similitude").

3 Strong's Number: g3665 Greek: homoiotes

Likeness, Likeness of (In The):

is translated "likeness" in Hbr 7:15, RV (AV, "similitude")

4 Strong's Number: g499 Greek: antitupon

Likeness, Likeness of (In The):

is rendered "after a true likeness," in 1Pe 3:21, RV (marg., "in the antitype").
See FIGURE, No. 2.

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