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Manifest; Manifestation


man'-i-fest, man-i-fes-ta'-shun (phaneroo, phaneros):

"To manifest" is generally the translation of phaneroo, "to make apparent" (Mark 4:22; John 17:6; Romans 3:21; 1 Timothy 3:16, "God was manifest in the flesh," the Revised Version (British and American) "manifested"; 1John 1:2 twice, etc.); also of phaneros, "manifest" (Acts 4:16; Romans 1:19; 1 Corinthians 3:13; 1 John 3:10, etc.); "to make manifest" (phaneroo) (John 1:31; Romans 16:26); of emphanizo, "to make fully manifest" (John 14:21); of emphanes, "fully manifest" (Romans 10:20); of delos, "evident," translated "manifest" (1 Corinthians 15:27, the Revised Version (British and American) "evident"); of ekdelos, "very evident" (2 Timothy 3:9, the Revised Version (British and American) "evident"); of prodelos, "evident beforehand" (1 Timothy 5:25, the Revised Version (British and American) "evident"); of aphanes, is "not manifest" (Hebrews 4:13, "There is no creature that is not manifest in his sight"); "manifest," occurs once in the Old Testament as the translation of barar, "to clear," "to purify" (Ecclesiastes 3:18, the Revised Version (British and American) "prove"); of phaneros (2 Macc 3:28, the Revised Version (British and American) "manifestly").

Manifestation is the translation of apokalupsis, "uncovering" (Romans 8:19, "the manifestation of the sons of God," the Revised Version (British and American) "revealing"); of phanerosis, "manifestation" (1 Corinthians 12:7; 2 Corinthians 4:2).

The Revised Version (British and American) has "manifest" for "shew" (John 7:4); "was manifested" for "appeared" (Mark 16:12,14); "was manifested to the," for "shewed himself to his" (John 21:14); "be made manifest" for "appear" (2 Corinthians 5:10; 7:12; Revelation 3:18); "became manifest" for "was made known" (Acts 7:13); "gave him to be made manifest" for "shewed him openly" (Acts 10:40); "He who was manifested" for "God was manifest" (1 Timothy 3:16) (margin "The word "God," in place of "He who," rests on no sufficient ancient evidence. Some ancient authorities read which"); "is not yet made manifest" for "doth not yet appear" (1John 3:2); "by the manifestation" for "with the brightness" (2 Thessalonians 2:8) "be manifested" for "appear" (Colossians 3:4 twice; 1 Peter 5:4); "if he shall be manifested" for "when he shall appear" ( 1 John 2:28; 3:2), etc.

W. L. Walker

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

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