1504. eikón
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eikón: an image, i.e. lit. statue, fig. representation
Original Word: εἰκών, όνος, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: eikón
Phonetic Spelling: (i-kone')
Short Definition: an image, likeness, bust
Definition: an image, likeness, bust.

HELPS word-Studies

1504 eikṓn (from 1503 /eíkō, "be like") – properly, "mirror-like representation," referring to what is very close in resemblance (like a "high-definition" projection, as defined by the context). Image (1504 /eikṓn) then exactly reflects its source (what it directly corresponds to). For example, Christ is the very image (1504 /eikṓn, supreme expression) of the Godhead (see 2 Cor 4:4; Col 1:15).

"1504 (eikṓn) assumes a prototype, of which it not merely resembles, but from which it is drawn" (R. Trench). 1504 (eikṓn) then is more than a "shadow"; rather it is a replication (F. F. Bruce, Hebrews, 226; see also Lightfoot at Col 3:10 and 2:21).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from eikó
an image, i.e. lit. statue, fig. representation
NASB Translation
form (1), image (19), likeness (3).

STRONGS NT 1504: εἰκών

εἰκών, εἰκόνος (accusative ἐικοναν, Revelation 13:14 Lachmann; see ἄρσην, (ἘΙΚΩ which see); (from Aeschylus and Herodotus down); the Sept. mostly for צֶלֶם; an image, figure, likeness;

a. Matthew 22:20; Mark 12:16; Luke 20:24; Romans 1:23; 1 Corinthians 15:49; Revelation 13:14; Revelation 14:9, 11; Revelation 15:2; Revelation 16:2; Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:4; εἰκών τῶν πραγμάτων, the image of the things (namely, the heavenly things), in Hebrews 10:1, is opposed to σκιά, just as in Cicero, de off. 3, 17solida et expressa effigies is opposed toumbra; εἰκών τοῦ Θεοῦ is used of the moral likeness of renewed men to God, Colossians 3:10; εἰκών τοῦ υἱοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ the image of the Son of God, into which true Christians are transformed, is likeness not only to the heavenly body (cf. 1 Corinthians 15:49; Philippians 3:21), but also to the most holy and blessed state of mind, which Christ possesses: Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 3:18.

b. metonymically, εἰκών τίνος, the image of one; one in whom the likeness of anyone is seen: εἰκών Θεοῦ is applied to man, on account of his power of command (see δόξα, III. 3 a. α.), 1 Corinthians 11:7; to Christ, on account of his divine nature and absolute moral excellence, Colossians 1:15; 2 Corinthians 4:4; (cf. Lightfoot and Meyer on Colossians, the passage cited). [SYNONYMS: εἰκών, ὁμοίωμα: ὁμοίωμα denotes often not mere similarity but likeness (see ὁμοίωμα, b. and cf. Meyer on Romans 1:23), visible conformity to its object; εἰκών adds to the idea of likeness the suggestions of representation (as a derived likeness) and manifestation. Cf. Trench, § xv.; Lightfoot as above]


From eiko; a likeness, i.e. (literally) statue, profile, or (figuratively) representation, resemblance -- image.

see GREEK eiko

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