eidólon: an image (i.e. for worship), by impl. a false godOriginal Word: εἴδωλον, ου, τόPart of Speech:
an idol, false godDefinition:
an idol, false god.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
an image (i.e. for worship), by impl. a false godNASB Translation
idol (4), idols (7).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1497: εἴδωλονεἴδωλον
s 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,
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 ἤ 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.<1>
From eidos; an image (i.e. For worship); by implication, a heathen god, or (plural) the worship of such -- idol.
see GREEK eidos