The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:   1720 Browse Lexicon 
Original WordWord Origin
emfusaofrom (1722) and phusao (to puff) [cf (5453)]
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
em-foo-sah'-o   Verb
  1. to blow or breathe upon
This word used only once by the LXX translators in Gen 2:7 where Godbreathed on Adam and he became a living soul. Just as the originalcreation was completed by an act of God, so to the new creation wascompleted by an act from the Head of the new creation. (AWP Jo 20:
     NAS Word Usage - Total: 1
    breathed 1
    NAS Verse Count

    Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

    Bibliography Information

    Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Emphusao". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.