Night (by, in the) - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Night (by, in the)

[ 1,,G3571, nux ]
is used
(I) literally,
(a) of the alternating natural period to that of the day," e.g., Matthew 4:2; Matthew 12:40; 2 Timothy 1:3; Revelation 4:8;
(b) of "the period of the absence of light," the time in which something takes place, e.g., Matthew 2:14 (Matthew 27:64, in some mss.); Luke 2:8; John 3:2 (John 7:50, in some mss.); Acts 5:19; Acts 9:25;
(c) of "point of time," e.g., Matthew 14:27 (in some mss.), Matthew 14:30; Luke 12:20; Acts 27:23;
(d) of "duration of time," e.g., Luke 2:37; Luke 5:5; Acts 20:31; Acts 26:7 (note the difference in the phrase in Mark 4:27); (II) metaphorically,
(a) of "the period of man's alienation from God," Romans 13:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:5, lit., "not of night," where "of" means 'belonging to;' cp. "of the Way," Acts 9:2; "of shrinking back" and "of faith," Hebrews 10:39, marg.;
(b) of "death," as the time when work ceases, John 9:4.

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