Bright, Brightness - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Bright, Brightness

[ A-1,Adjective,G5460, photeinos ]
bright" (from phos, "light"), is said of a cloud, Matthew 17:5; metaphorically of the body, Matthew 6:22, "full of light;" Luke 11:34, Luke 11:36. See LIGHT.

[ A-2,Adjective,G2986, lampros ]
"shining, brilliant, bright," is used of the clothing of an angel, Acts 10:30; Revelation 15:6; symbolically, of the clothing of the saints in glory, Revelation 19:8, RV, in the best texts (AV, "white"); of Christ as the Morning Star, Revelation 22:16; of the water of life, Revelation 22:1, AV, "clear." See CLEAR, GAY, GOODLY, GORGEOUS, WHITE.

Note: Cp. lampros, "sumptuously," Luke 16:19.

[ B-1,Noun,G2987, lamprotes ]
"brightness," akin to A, No. 2, above, is found in Acts 26:13.

[ B-2,Noun,G541, apaugasma ]
"a shining forth" (apo, "from," auge, "brightness"), of a light coming from a luminous body, is said of Christ in Hebrews 1:3, AV, "brightness," RV, "effulgence," i.e., shining forth (a more probable meaning than reflected brightness).

Note: Epiphaneia, lit., "shining forth or upon," is rendered "brightness" in the AV of 2 Thessalonians 2:8; RV, "manifestation." See APPEARING.

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