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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Anything proposed for imitation; an archetype; an exemplar; that which is to be, or is worthy to be, copied or imitated; as, a pattern of a machine.

2. (n.) A part showing the figure or quality of the whole; a specimen; a sample; an example; an instance.

3. (n.) Stuff sufficient for a garment; as, a dress pattern.

4. (n.) Figure or style of decoration; design; as, wall paper of a beautiful pattern.

5. (n.) Something made after a model; a copy.

6. (n.) Anything cut or formed to serve as a guide to cutting or forming objects; as, a dressmaker's pattern.

7. (n.) A full-sized model around which a mold of sand is made, to receive the melted metal. It is usually made of wood and in several parts, so as to be removed from the mold without injuring it.

8. (v. t.) To make or design (anything) by, from, or after, something that serves as a pattern; to copy; to model; to imitate.

9. (v. t.) To serve as an example for; also, to parallel.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

pat'-ern (tabhnith, "model," mar'eh, "a vision" or "view"): The Old Testament words translated "pattern" do not necessarily indicate a drawing such as a modern constructor begins with, or the patterns made from these drawings for the guidance of workmen. In Exodus 25:9, 40 the word "idea" or "suggestion" would possibly indicate more distinctly than "pattern" what Moses received in regard to the building of the tabernacle, etc. It is doubtful if any architect's drawing was ever made of the temple. It is not the custom in Palestine and Syria today to work from any pattern more concrete than an idea. A man who wants a house calls the builder and says he wants to build so many rooms of such and such dimensions with, for example, a court 10 drahs (arm's lengths) wide and 15 drahs long, made of sandstone and plastered inside and out. With these meager instructions the builder starts. The details are worked out as the building proceeds. When a piece of iron or brass work is to be made, the customer by gestures with his hands outlines the form the piece should take. "I want it haik wa haik" ("thus and thus"), he says, and leaves the metal worker to conceive the exact form. It is probable that directions similar to these were given by David to Solomon. "Then David gave Solomon his son the pattern (his conception) of the porch of the temple," etc. (1 Chronicles 28:11). The above does not apply to Greek and Roman work in Syria. Their workmen, probably mostly native, were trained to work from models. Williams in the Architect, January, 1913, says of the works at Baalbek and Palmyra, "There is a machine-like resemblance betokening slavish copying." At the present time native workmen coming under the influence of foreigners are beginning to work from models and plans, but they show little tendency to create models of their own.

Three Greek words have been translated in the New Testament: tupos, "type," occurs in Titus 2:7 and Hebrews 8:5. In the first instance the Revised Version (British and American) reads "ensample." hupotuposis, "outline," has been similarly translated in 1 Timothy 1:16, but "pattern" in 2 Timothy 1:13. In Hebrews 9:24 the American Standard Revised Version. antitupos, is rendered "like in pattern." hupodeigma, the King James Version "pattern," is translated in the American Standard Revised Version "copy" (Hebrews 8:5), "copies" (Hebrews 9:23). At the time of the translation of the King James Version the word "pattern" meant either the thing to be copied or the copy.

James A. Patch

5296. hupotuposis -- an outline, sketch, fig. an example
... an example. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: hupotuposis Phonetic
Spelling: (hoop-ot-oop'-o-sis) Short Definition: a pattern, example Definition ...
// - 6k

5262. hupodeigma -- a figure, copy, example
... copy, pattern. From hupodeiknumi; an exhibit for imitation or warning (figuratively,
specimen, adumbration) -- en-(ex-)ample, pattern. see GREEK hupodeiknumi. ...
// - 6k

5179. tupos -- typically
... a figure, model, type Definition: (originally: the mark of a blow, then a stamp
struck by a die), (a) a figure; a copy, image, (b) a pattern, model, (c) a type ...
// - 7k

499. antitupos -- struck back, corresponding to
... Adjective Transliteration: antitupos Phonetic Spelling: (an-teet'-oo-pon) Short
Definition: typical of, representing by type or pattern Definition: typical of ...
// - 7k

3402. mimetes -- an imitator
... 3402 (the root of the English term, , "one who imitates, emulates") -- properly,
the positive imitation that arises by admiring the pattern set by someone ...
// - 7k

5179b. tupos -- the mark (of a blow), an impression, stamp (made ...
... of a blow), an impression, stamp (made by a die) NASB Word Usage example (3), examples
(2), form (2), images (1), imprint (1), model (1), pattern (3), type (1 ...
// - 5k

5261. hupogrammos -- a writing to be copied, an example
... Transliteration: hupogrammos Phonetic Spelling: (hoop-og-ram-mos') Short Definition:
a writing-copy, an example Definition: a writing-copy, an example, pattern ...
// - 6k

5294. hupotithemi -- to place under, lay down, mid. to suggest
... 5294 (from 5259 , "under" and 5087 , "place, set") -- properly, place under, like
sketching over an underlying pattern to make an outline ("paradigm ...
// - 7k

4964. suschematizo -- to conform to
... From sun and a derivative of schema; to fashion alike, ie Conform to the same pattern
(figuratively) -- conform to, fashion self according to. see GREEK sun. ...
// - 7k

Strong's Hebrew
8403. tabnith -- construction, pattern, figure
... 8402, 8403. tabnith. 8404 . construction, pattern, figure. Transliteration:
tabnith Phonetic Spelling: (tab-neeth') Short Definition: likeness. ...
/hebrew/8403.htm - 6k

4758. mareh -- sight, appearance, vision
... 48), appears (7), desires (1), face (2), form (2), good-looking* (1), impressive
(1), like (2), looked (2), looking (1), openly (1), pattern (1), saw* (1), see ...
/hebrew/4758.htm - 6k

8508. toknith -- measurement, proportion
... pattern, sum. From token; admeasurement, ie Consummation -- pattern, sum. see
HEBREW token. 8507, 8508. toknith. 8509 . Strong's Numbers.
/hebrew/8508.htm - 6k

1823. demuth -- likeness, similitude
... Definition likeness, similitude NASB Word Usage figure (1), figures like (1), figures
resembling (1), form (4), like (4), likeness (8), pattern (1), resembling ...
/hebrew/1823.htm - 6k

8404. Taberah -- "burning," a place in the desert
... Word Origin from baar Definition "burning," a place in the desert NASB Word Usage
Taberah (2). figure, form, likeness, pattern, similitude. ...
/hebrew/8404.htm - 6k


The Pattern of Service
... THE PATTERN OF SERVICE. ... The pattern for our work, dear brethren, is before
us in the Lord's look, His sigh, His touch, His word. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/the pattern of service.htm

Paul a Pattern of Prayer
... PAUL A PATTERN OF PRAYER. TEXT: "If ye shall ask anything in my name I will
do it.""John 14:14. ... Jesus was himself a pattern of prayer. ...
/...// judas iscariot/paul a pattern of prayer.htm

Daniel: a Pattern for Pleaders
... Daniel: A Pattern For Pleaders. A Sermon (No.3484). Published on Thursday,
November 4th, 1915. Delivered by. CH SPURGEON,. At the [13 ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 61 1915/daniel a pattern for pleaders.htm

Jonathan, the Pattern of Friendship
Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/jonathan the pattern of friendship.htm

Hezekiah, a Pattern of Devout Life
us and abound, they mark us as devout men after God's pattern. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/hezekiah a pattern of devout.htm

Paul a Pattern of Prayer
... CHAPTER XIII Paul a Pattern of Prayer. "Go and inquire for ... 1:16. God took His
own Son, and made Him our Example and our Pattern. It sometimes ...
/.../murray/the ministry of intercession/chapter xiii paul a pattern.htm

Josiah, a Pattern for the Ignorant.
... SERMON VII. Josiah, a Pattern for the Ignorant. "Because thine heart was
tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the Lord, when ...
/.../newman/parochial and plain sermons vol viii/sermon vii josiah a pattern.htm

Christ Jesus Our Pattern in Doing and Suffering.
... ORIGINAL HYMNS HYMN CXXVI. Christ Jesus our Pattern in doing and suffering. James Montgomery. Christ Jesus our Pattern in doing and suffering. ...
/.../montgomery/sacred poems and hymns/hymn cxxvi christ jesus our.htm

Psalm 2 Translated According to the Divine Pattern, Acts 4:24, Etc ...
... THE PSALMS OF DAVID PSALM 2 Translated according to the Divine pattern, Acts 4:24,
etc. ... SM Translated according to the Divine pattern, Acts 4:24, etc. ...
/.../watts/the psalms and hymns of isaac watts/psalm 2 translated according to.htm

A Heavenly Pattern for Our Earthly Life
... A Heavenly Pattern for Our Earthly Life. A Heavenly Pattern for Our Earthly Life
A Sermon. (No.1778). Preached on Wednesday Morning, April 30th, 1884, By. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 30 1884/a heavenly pattern for our.htm

Pattern (28 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Anything proposed for imitation; an archetype; an exemplar; that which is
to be, or is worthy to be, copied or imitated; as, a pattern of a machine. ...
/p/pattern.htm - 19k

Model (9 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Something intended to serve, or that may serve, as a pattern of something
to be made; a material representation or embodiment of an ideal; sometimes, a ...
/m/model.htm - 10k

Fashion (24 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The make or form of anything; the style, shape, appearance, or mode of
structure; pattern, model; as, the fashion of the ark, of a coat, of a house, of ...
/f/fashion.htm - 21k

Damask (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) Damask silk; silk woven with an elaborate
pattern of flowers and the like. 2. (n.) Linen so woven ...
/d/damask.htm - 7k

Furniture (24 Occurrences)
... Moses is instructed (25:9) to make a sanctuary or tabernacle and the furniture
thereof according to the pattern showed him in the Mount. ...
/f/furniture.htm - 16k

Construct (6 Occurrences)
... as Moses hath been divinely warned, being about to construct the tabernacle, for
'See (saith He) thou mayest make all things according to the pattern that was ...
/c/construct.htm - 8k

Shewing (23 Occurrences)
... (KJV DBY YLT). Titus 2:7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works:
in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, (KJV). ...
/s/shewing.htm - 13k

Shape (17 Occurrences)
... elegant shape. 7. (n.) That which has form or figure; a figure; an appearance;
a being. 8. (n.) A model; a pattern; a mold. 9. (n ...
/s/shape.htm - 14k

Exactly (26 Occurrences)
... Exodus 25:9 According to all that I show you, the pattern of the tabernacle, and
the pattern of all of its furniture, even so you shall make it. (See NIV). ...
/e/exactly.htm - 14k

Plan (58 Occurrences)
... 1 Chronicles 28:11 Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch of
the temple, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of ...
/p/plan.htm - 23k

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Pattern (28 Occurrences)

Acts 7:44
"Our fathers had the tabernacle of the testimony in the wilderness, even as he who spoke to Moses commanded him to make it according to the pattern that he had seen;

Romans 5:14
Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those whose sins weren't like Adam's disobedience, who is a foreshadowing of him who was to come.
(See NIV)

Romans 12:2
Don't be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.
(See NIV)

Galatians 4:28
But ye, brethren, after the pattern of Isaac, are children of promise.

Philippians 3:17
become followers together of me, brethren, and observe those thus walking, according as ye have us -- a pattern;

1 Thessalonians 1:6
And you followed the pattern set you by us and by the Master, after you had received the Message amid severe persecution, and yet with the joy which the Holy Spirit gives,

1 Thessalonians 1:7
so that you became a pattern to all the believers throughout Macedonia and Greece.

2 Thessalonians 3:9
Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves a pattern to you to follow us.

1 Timothy 1:16
Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

1 Timothy 4:12
let no one despise thy youth, but a pattern become thou of those believing in word, in behaviour, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity;

2 Timothy 1:13
Hold the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

Titus 2:7
In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

Hebrews 8:5
who serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, even as Moses was warned by God when he was about to make the tabernacle, for he said, "See, you shall make everything according to the pattern that was shown to you on the mountain."

Hebrews 9:23
It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
(Root in KJV WBS YLT)

Hebrews 9:24
For Christ entered not into a holy place made with hands, like in pattern to the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear before the face of God for us:

Exodus 25:9
According to all that I show you, the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all of its furniture, even so you shall make it.

Exodus 25:40
See that you make them after their pattern, which has been shown to you on the mountain.

Numbers 8:4
This was the workmanship of the lampstand, beaten work of gold. From its base to its flowers, it was beaten work: according to the pattern which Yahweh had shown Moses, so he made the lampstand.

Deuteronomy 4:16
lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the form of any figure, the pattern of male or female,

Deuteronomy 4:17
the pattern of any beast that is on the earth, the pattern of any winged fowl that flieth in the heaven,

Deuteronomy 4:18
the pattern of anything that creepeth on the ground, the pattern of any fish that is in the waters under the earth;

Joshua 22:28
"Therefore we said,'It shall be, when they tell us or our generations this in time to come, that we shall say, "Behold the pattern of the altar of Yahweh, which our fathers made, not for burnt offering, nor for sacrifice; but it is a witness between us and you."'

2 Kings 16:10
King Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglath Pileser king of Assyria, and saw the altar that was at Damascus; and king Ahaz sent to Urijah the priest the fashion of the altar, and its pattern, according to all its workmanship.

1 Chronicles 28:11
Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch of the temple, and of its houses, and of its treasuries, and of the upper rooms of it, and of the inner chambers of it, and of the place of the mercy seat;

1 Chronicles 28:12
and the pattern of all that he had by the Spirit, for the courts of the house of Yahweh, and for all the surrounding rooms, for the treasuries of the house of God, and for the treasuries of the dedicated things;

1 Chronicles 28:18
and for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot, even the cherubim, that spread out their wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of Yahweh.

1 Chronicles 28:19
All this, said David, have I been made to understand in writing from the hand of Yahweh, even all the works of this pattern.

Ezekiel 43:10
You, son of man, show the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and let them measure the pattern.



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