Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #4639: skia (pronounced skee'-ah)

apparently a primary word; "shade" or a shadow (literally or figuratively (darkness of error or an adumbration)):-- shadow.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) shadow

1a) shade caused by the interception of light

1b) an image cast by an object and representing the form of that object

1c) a sketch, outline, adumbration

Part of Speech: noun feminine

Relation: apparently a primary word

Citing in TDNT: 7:394, 1044


This word is used 7 times:

Matthew 4:16: "in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up."
Mark 4:32: "lodge under the shadow of it."
Luke 1:79: "in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet"
Acts 5:15: "that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some"
Colossians 2:17: "Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ."
Hebrews 8:5: "serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God"
Hebrews 10:1: "the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the"

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