Approach - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ A-1,Verb,G1448, engizo ]
to draw near, to approach," from engus, "near," is used
(a) of place and position, literally and physically, Matthew 21:1; Mark 11:1; Luke 12:33; Luke 15:25; figuratively, of drawing near to God, Matthew 15:8; Hebrews 7:19; James 4:8;
(b) of time, with reference to things that are imminent, as the kingdom of heaven, Matthew 3:2; Matthew 4:17; Matthew 10:7; the kingdom of God, Mark 1:15; Luke 10:9, Luke 10:11; the time of fruit, Matthew 21:34; the desolation of Jerusalem, Luke 21:8; redemption, Luke 21:28; the fulfillment of a promise, Acts 7:17; the Day of Christ in contrast to the present night of the world's spiritual darkness, Romans 13:12; Hebrews 10:25; the coming of the Lord, James 5:8; the end of all things, 1 Peter 4:7. It is also said of one who was drawing near to death, Philippians 2:30. See COME, Note (16), DRAW, B, No. 1, HAND (at), NIGH.

[ B-1,Adjective,G676, aprositos ]
"unapproachable, inaccessible"
(a), negative, and an adjective formed from proseimi, "to go to"), is used, in 1 Timothy 6:16, of the light in which God dwells (AV, "which no man can approach unto;" RV, "unapproachable").

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words