Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


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σκιά, ᾶς, ἡ
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shadow, shade
a shade, shadow, Mk. 4:32; Acts 5:15; met. a shadow, a foreshadowing, a vague outline, in distinction from ἡ εἰκών, the perfect image or delineation, and τὸ σῶμα, the reality, Col. 2:17; Heb. 8:5; 10:1; gloom; σκιὰ θανάτου, death shade, the thickest darkness, Mt. 4:16; Lk. 1:79*

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Matthew 4:16 the people living in darkness have seen a great light, and on those living in the region and shadow (skia | σκιᾷ | dat sg fem) of death, a light has dawned.”
Mark 4:32 Yet when it is sown, it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, large so that the birds of the air are able to nest in its shade.” (skian | σκιάν | acc sg fem)
Luke 1:79 to shine on those who sit in darkness and the shadow (skia | σκιᾷ | dat sg fem) of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.”
Acts 5:15 so that they carried out the sick even into the streets, and laid them on cots and mats, so that as Peter came by at least his shadow (skia | σκιά | nom sg fem) might fall on some of them.
Colossians 2:17 These are but a shadow (skia | σκιά | nom sg fem) of what was to come, but the reality is found in Christ.
Hebrews 8:5 The place where they serve is a shadowy (skia | σκιᾷ | dat sg fem) suggestion of the heavenly sanctuary, just as Moses was warned by God when he was about to erect the tabernacle; for he said, “See that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.”
Hebrews 10:1 For since the law is but a shadow (skian | σκιάν | acc sg fem) of the good things to come and not the actual form of those realities, it can never perfect those who draw near by the same sacrifices which they offer continuously year after year.