Token - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G4592, semeion ]
a sign, token or indication," is translated "token" in 2 Thessalonians 3:17, of writing of the closing salutations, the Apostle using the pen himself instead of his amanuensis, his autograph attesting the authenticity of his Epistles. See MIRACLE, SIGN.

[ 2,,G4953, sussemon ]
"a fixed sign or signal, agreed upon with others" (sun, "with"), is used in Mark 14:44, "a token." In the Sept., Judges 20:38, Judges 20:40; Isaiah 5:26; Isaiah 49:22; Isaiah 62:10.

[ 3,,G1730, endeigma ]
"a plain token, a proof" (akin to endeiknumi, "to point out, prove") is used in 2 Thessalonians 1:5 "a manifest token," said of the patient endurance and faith of the persecuted saints at Thessalonica, affording proof to themselves of their new life, and a guarantee of the vindication by God of both Himself and them (See No. 4, Note).

[ 4,,G1732, endeixis ]
"a pointing out, showing forth," is rendered "evident token" in Philippians 1:28. See DECLARE, B, PROOF. Cp. apodeixis, 1 Corinthians 2:4.

Note: No. 4 refers to the act or process of proving, No. 3 to the thing proved. While the two passges, Philippians 1:28 and 2 Thessalonians 1:5, contain similar ideas, endeigma indicates the "token" as acknowledged by those referred to; endeixis points more especially to the inherent veracity of the "token."

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words