epiphaneia: appearanceOriginal Word: ἐπιφάνεια, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (ep-if-an'-i-ah)
Short Definition: appearing, manifestation
Definition: appearing, manifestation, glorious display.
[2015 (epipháneia) is the root of the English term, "epiphany."]
2015 (epipháneia) literally suggests an appearing that builds on (Gk epi) on the characteristics of a particular situation. Accordingly, 2015 /epipháneia ("conspicuous appearing") emphasizes the fitting impact Christ's visible appearance will have on the entire world – i.e. all who see it (saved and unsaved). In the NT, 2015 (epipháneia) occurs six times – always used of Christ's coming (once of His first coming, 2 Tim 1:10).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
appearance (1), appearing (5).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 2015: ἐπιφάνεια
ἐπιφάνεια, ἐπιφανείας, ἡ (ἐπιφανής), an appearing, appearance (Tertullianapparentia); often used by the Greeks of a glorious manifestation of the gods, and especially of their advent to help; in 2 Macc. of signal deeds and events betokening the presence and power of God as helper; cf. Grimm on Maccabees, p. 60f, 75 (but especially the thorough exposition by Prof. Abbot (on Titus 2:13 Note B) in the Journal of the Society for Biblical Literature and Exegesis, i., p. 16f (1882)). In the N. T. the 'advent' of Christ — not only that which has already taken place and by which his presence and power appear in the saving light he has shed upon mankind, 2 Timothy 1:10 (note the word φωτίσαντος in this passage); but also that illustrious return from heaven to earth hereafter to occur: 1 Timothy 6:14; 2 Timothy 4:1, 8; Titus 2:13 (on which see especially Prof. Abbot as above); ἡ ἐπιφάνεια (i. e. the breaking forth) τῆς παρουσίας αὐτοῦ, 2 Thessalonians 2:8. (Cf. Trench, § xciv.)
Strong's Exhaustive Concordanceappearance, brightness.
From epiphanes; a manifestation, i.e. (specially) the advent of Christ (past or future) -- appearing, brightness.
see GREEK epiphanes
Forms and Transliterationsεπιφανεια επιφανεία ἐπιφανείᾳ επιφανειαν επιφάνειαν ἐπιφάνειαν επιφανειας επιφανείας ἐπιφανείας epiphaneia epiphaneíāi epiphaneian epipháneian epiphaneias epiphaneías
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 2015
ἐπιφανείᾳ — 1 Occ.
ἐπιφάνειαν — 3 Occ.
ἐπιφανείας — 2 Occ.
2 Thessalonians 2:8 N-DFS
GRK: καταργήσει τῇ ἐπιφανείᾳ τῆς παρουσίας
NAS: and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming;
KJV: shall destroy with the brightness of his
INT: annul by the appearing of the coming