1 Corinthians 15:41

For one star differeth from another star in glory (asthr gar astero diaperei en doxh). A beautiful illustration of Paul's point. Astero is the ablative case after diaperei (old verb diaperw, Latin differo, our differ, bear apart). On asthr see Matthew 2:7 and astron Luke 21:25 . Stars differ in magnitude and brilliancy. The telescope has added more force to Paul's argument. In glory (en doxh). Old word from dokew, to think, to seem. So opinion, estimate, then the shekinah glory of God in the LXX, glory in general. It is one of the great words of the N.T. Jesus is termed the glory in James 2:1 .