Strong's Greek: 2375. θυρεός (thureos) -- a shield
2375. thureos
Strong's Concordance
thureos: a shield
Original Word: θυρεός, οῦ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: thureos
Phonetic Spelling: (thoo-reh-os')
Short Definition: a large shield
Definition: the heavy oblong Roman shield.
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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).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from thura
a shield
NASB Translation
shield (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2375: θυρεός

θυρεός, θυρεοῦ, (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 Concordance

From thura; a large shield (as door-shaped) -- shield.

see GREEK thura

Forms and Transliterations
θυρεοί θυρεοίς θυρεον θυρεόν θυρεὸν θυρεός θυρεού θυρεούς θυρεώ thureon thyreon thyreòn
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Englishman's Concordance
Strong's Greek 2375
1 Occurrence

θυρεὸν — 1 Occ.

Ephesians 6:16 N-AMS
GRK: ἀναλαβόντες τὸν θυρεὸν τῆς πίστεως
NAS: taking up the shield of faith
KJV: taking the shield of faith,
INT: having taken up the shield of faith

1 Occurrence

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