Veil - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G2665, katapetasma ]
lit., that which is spread out" (petannumi) "before" (kata), hence, "a veil," is used
(a) of the inner "veil" of the tabernacle, Hebrews 6:19; Hebrews 9:3;
(b) of the corresponding "veil" in the Temple, Matthew 27:51; Mark 15:38; Luke 23:45;
(c) metaphorically of the "flesh" of Christ, Hebrews 10:20, i.e., His body which He gave up to be crucified, thus by His expiatory death providing a means of the spiritual access of believers, the "new and living way," into the presence of God.

[ 2,,G2571, kalumma ]
"a covering," is used
(a) of the "veil" which Moses put over his face when descending Mount Sinai, thus preventing Israel from beholding the glory, 2 Corinthians 3:13;
(b) metaphorically of the spiritually darkened vision suffered retributively by Israel, until the conversion on the nation to their Messiah takes place, 2 Corinthians 3:14-16. See under UNLIFTED.

[ 3,,G4018, peribolaion ]
rendered "a veil" in the AV marg. of 1 Corinthians 11:15, See COVER, B, No. 1, VESTURE.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words