thureos: a shieldOriginal Word: θυρεός, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (thoo-reh-os')
Short Definition: a large shield
Definition: the heavy oblong Roman shield.
2375 thyreós – properly, a gate or door (or "door-shaped"); used of the large, oblong ancient Roman shield (which looked like a full door), large enough to provide full protection from attack (used only in Eph 6:16).
2375 /thyreós ("full-body shield") refers to God's inworking of faith – i.e. "the shield (2375 /thyreós) of faith" which protects the whole believer, covering their whole person in spiritual warfare. See 4102 (pistis).
The Lord Himself is our shield (Ps 7:10,13; Zech 12:8), providing protection by inbirthing His spoken-word (4487 /rhḗma) of faith in the believer. This always extinguishes (takes the fire out of) the missals of the enemy (cf. Ro 10:17, Gk text).
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Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 2375: θυρεός
θυρεός, θυρεοῦ, ὁ (from θύρα, because shaped like a door (cf. Winers Grammar, 23)), a shield (Latinscutum); it was large, oblong, and four-cornered: τόν θυρεόν τῆς πίστεως, equivalent to τήν πίστιν ὡς θυρεόν, Ephesians 6:16. It differs from ἀσπίς (Latinclipeus), which was smaller and circular. (Polybius, Dionysius Halicarnassus, Plutarch, others.)
Strong's Exhaustive Concordanceshield.
From thura; a large shield (as door-shaped) -- shield.
see GREEK thura
Forms and Transliterationsθυρεοί θυρεοίς θυρεον θυρεόν θυρεὸν θυρεός θυρεού θυρεούς θυρεώ thureon thyreon thyreòn
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