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(Exodus 38:8; Job 37:18) The Hebrew women on coming out of Egypt probably brought with them mirrors like those which were used by the Egyptians, and were made of a mixed metal, chiefly copper, wrought with admirable skill, and susceptible of a bright lustre. (1 Chronicles 13:12)

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A looking-glass or a speculum; any glass or polished substance that forms images by the reflection of rays of light.

2. (n.) That which gives a true representation, or in which a true image may be seen; hence, a pattern; an exemplar.

3. (n.) See Speculum.

4. (v. t.) To reflect, as in a mirror.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia



2734. katoptrizo -- to reflect as a mirror
... to reflect as a mirror. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: katoptrizo Phonetic
Spelling: (kat-op-trid'-zom-ahee) Short Definition: I mirror, reflect ...
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2072. esoptron -- a mirror (ie an object for looking into)
... a mirror (ie an object for looking into). Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration:
esoptron Phonetic Spelling: (es'-op-tron) Short Definition: a mirror ...
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1921. epiginosko -- to know exactly, to recognize
... This knowing (, "") the verbal idea and hence is defined by the individual context. :
1 Cor 13:12: "For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face ...
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1504. eikon -- an image, ie lit. statue, fig. representation
... 1504 (from 1503 , "be like") -- properly, "mirror-like representation," referring
to what is very close in (like a "high-definition" projection, as defined by ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7209. rei -- a mirror
... a mirror. Transliteration: rei Phonetic Spelling: (reh-ee') Short Definition: mirror.
Word Origin from raah Definition a mirror NASB Word Usage mirror (1). ...
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4759b. marah -- a mirror
... marah. 4760 . a mirror. Transliteration: marah Short Definition: mirrors. Word
Origin from raah Definition a mirror NASB Word Usage mirrors (1). 4759a, 4759b ...
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4759. mar'ah -- vision
... looking glass, vision Feminine of mar'eh; a vision; also (causatively) a mirror --
looking glass, vision. see HEBREW mar'eh. 4758, 4759. mar'ah. 4759a . ...
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1549. gillayon -- a table, tablet
... glass, roll. Or gilyown {ghil-yone'}; from galah; a tablet for writing (as bare);
by analogy, a mirror (as a plate) -- glass, roll. see HEBREW galah. ...
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'A Mirror for Magistrates'
the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/a mirror for magistrates.htm

Herein is a Mirror to be Blamed, --If Its Clearness is Darkened ...
... Hymn XVI. Herein is a mirror to be blamed,"if its clearness is darkened"because
there are spots on its substance. ... R. Blessed be He Who polished our mirror! ...
/.../ephraim/hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn xvi herein is a.htm

Sleep, the Mirror of Death, as Introductory to the Consideration ...
... Chapter XLII."Sleep, the Mirror of Death, as Introductory to the Consideration
of Death. It now remains (that we discuss the subject ...
/.../tertullian/a treatise on the soul/chapter xlii sleep the mirror of.htm

A Mirror Held up to God's Face.
... The Listening Side of Prayer A Mirror Held up to God's Face. It is simply
fascinating too, to find what light floods these pages ...
//christianbookshelf.org/gordon/quiet talks on prayer/a mirror held up to.htm

Whether those who See the Essence of God See all in God?
... Therefore those who see God see all things. Objection 2: Further, whoever
sees a mirror, sees what is reflected in the mirror. But ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether those who see the 2.htm

Whether Christ is Entire under Every Part of the Species of the ...
... even while the host remains entire, and not merely when it is broken, as some say,
giving the example of an image which appears in a mirror, which appears as ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether christ is entire under.htm

Whether an Angle Knows God by his Own Natural Principles?
... God; the one, whereby He is seen in His essence, according to which He is said to
be seen face to face; the other whereby He is seen in the mirror of creatures ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether an angle knows god.htm

Whether the Prophets See the Very Essence of God?
... prophetic knowledge and the knowledge of the blessed, have maintained that the prophets
see the very essence of God (which they call the "mirror of eternity ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether the prophets see the.htm

The Formula of Sanctification
... They are these: "We all, with unveiled face reflecting as a mirror the glory of
the Lord, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from ...
/.../the formula of sanctification.htm

The Beatific vision. (Continued. )
... In the original Greek, St. Paul uses the word mirror, which is also the word used
in the Latin Vulgate, "per speculum;" that is, by means of a mirror. ...
/.../boudreaux/the happiness of heaven/chapter iii the beatific vision.htm

Mirror (4 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) See Speculum. 4. (vt) To reflect, as in a mirror. Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia. MIRROR. mir'er. See LOOKING-GLASS. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Glass (12 Occurrences)
... In Job 37:18, the word rendered "looking-glass" is in the Revised Version properly
rendered "mirror," formed, ie, of some metal. (Comp. ...
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Dark (234 Occurrences)
... 1 Corinthians 13) distinguishes between the childish manner of speaking of things
spiritual and the manner of a man: "For now we see in a mirror, darkly (Greek ...
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Sayings (134 Occurrences)
... 1 Corinthians 13) distinguishes between the childish manner of speaking of things
spiritual and the manner of a man: "For now we see in a mirror, darkly (Greek ...
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Beholding (45 Occurrences)
... In 2 Corinthians 3:18, for katoptrizomenoi, the English Revised Version gives
"reflecting (as a mirror) the glory of the Lord," the American Standard Revised ...
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Reflect (6 Occurrences)
... 1. (v.) To bend back; to give a backward turn to; to throw back; especially, to
cause to return after striking upon any surface; as, a mirror reflects rays of ...
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Stone (290 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) Something made of stone. Specifically: -. 4. (n.) The glass of a mirror;
a mirror. 5. (n.) A monument to the dead; a gravestone. ...
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Image (126 Occurrences)
... 6. (n.) The figure or picture of any object formed at the focus of a lens or mirror,
by rays of light from the several points of the object symmetrically ...
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Looking-glass (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) A mirror made of glass on which has been placed a
backing of some reflecting substance, as quicksilver. Int. ... See GLASS; MIRROR. ...
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Face (780 Occurrences)
... Yet such will have oppression in the flesh, and I want to spare you. (See NIV).
1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. ...
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Bible Concordance
Mirror (4 Occurrences)

1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, even as I was also fully known.

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord, the Spirit.

James 1:23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man looking at his natural face in a mirror;

Job 37:18 Can you, with him, spread out the sky, which is strong as a cast metal mirror?



Mirror of Brass (Bronze)

Mirror: Figurative

Mirror: Given by the Iraelitish Women to be Melted for the Laver of the Tabernacle

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