1497. eidólon
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eidólon: an image (i.e. for worship), by impl. a false god
Original Word: εἴδωλον, ου, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: eidólon
Phonetic Spelling: (i'-do-lon)
Short Definition: an idol, false god
Definition: an idol, false god.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from eidos
an image (i.e. for worship), by impl. a false god
NASB Translation
idol (4), idols (7).

STRONGS NT 1497: εἴδωλον

εἴδωλον, εἰδώλου, τό (εἶδος (cf. Winers Grammar, 96 (91); Etym. Magn. 296, 9)), in Greek writings from Homer down, an image, likeness, i. e. whatever represents the form of an object, either real or imaginary; used of the shades of the departed (in Homer), of apparitions, spectres, phantoms of the mind, etc.; in Biblical writings (an idol, i. e.):

1. the image of a heathen god: Acts 7:41; 1 Corinthians 12:2; Revelation 9:20 (Isaiah 30:22; 2 Chronicles 23:17, etc.; θεῶν δαιμον´ων εἴδωλα, Polybius 31, 3, 13);

2. a false god: Acts 15:20 (on which see ἀλίσγημα); Romans 2:22; 1 Corinthians 8:4, 7; 1 Corinthians 10:19; 2 Corinthians 6:16; 1 Thessalonians 1:9 (often in the Sept.); φυλάσσειν ἑαυτόν ἀπό τῶν εἰδώλων, to guard oneself from all manner of fellowship with heathen worship, 1 John 5:21.


From eidos; an image (i.e. For worship); by implication, a heathen god, or (plural) the worship of such -- idol.

see GREEK eidos

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