Jun
2013

The Greek word aoratos

Found only in Rom. 1:20Rom. 1:20
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

20 For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse:

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; Col. 1:15, 16Col. 1:15, 16
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

15 who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; 16 for in him were all things created, in the heavens and upon the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and unto him;

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; 1 Tim. 1:171 Tim. 1:17
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

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; Heb. 11:27Heb. 11:27
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27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.

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, the Greek adjective “aoratos” meant “invisible” or “unseen.”  With the exception of Col. 1:16Col. 1:16
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

16 for in him were all things created, in the heavens and upon the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and unto him;

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, every passage that uses this word is somehow associated with deity.  In Col. 1:16Col. 1:16
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

16 for in him were all things created, in the heavens and upon the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and unto him;

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this term “denotes the whole of the earthly sphere (including that which is of the soul), also the stars and other heavenly phenomena” (Kittel, 5:369).