1a) the light
1a1) emitted by a lamp
1a2) a heavenly light such as surrounds angels when they appear on earth
1b) anything emitting light
1b1) a star
1b2) fire because it is light and sheds light
1b3) a lamp or torch
1c) light, i.e brightness
1c1) of a lamp
2a) God is light because light has the extremely delicate, subtle, pure, brilliant quality
2b) of truth and its knowledge, together with the spiritual purity associated with it
2c) that which is exposed to the view of all, openly, publicly
2d) reason, mind
2d1) the power of understanding especially moral and spiritual truth
Part of Speech: noun neuter
Citing in TDNT: 9:310, 1293
From an obsoleteφάω phaô (to shine or make manifest, especially by rays; compare G5316 and G5346); luminousness (in the widest application, natural or artificial, abstract or concrete, literal or figurative): - fire, light.
|(τέκνα φωτός) people of God||11.14|
|(υἱοὶ τοῦ φωτός) people of God||11.14|
|(ἐν τῷ φωτί) in public||28.64|
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Perseus Digital Library
University of Chicago's Logion lexicon
Thayer's dictionary plus other information.
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