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eg-zam'-p'-l (tupos, "a pattern," hupodeigma, "copy" "representation" hupogrammos, "a writing-copy," example):

A typical, representative, or illustrative case; a pattern or model for imitation (hupodeigma, John 13:15; Hebrews 8:5 the King James Version; James 5:10; hupogrammos, 1 Peter 2:21; tupos, 1 Timothy 4:12 the King James Version) or warning (deigma, "a sample," "exhibition," Jude 1:7; compare 2 Peter 2:6; hupodeigma, Hebrews 4:11; tupos, 1 Corinthians 10:6,11 ). "Ensample" (tupos, 2 Maccabees 6:28,31; Philippians 3:17; 1 Thessalonians 1:7; 2 Thessalonians 3:9; 1 Timothy 4:12; 1 Peter 5:3) and "example" have the same meaning, but the former is always suggestive of goodness.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'EXAMPLE'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.