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Glory δόξα
(3,345 words)

I. Name

Kabôd occurs 200 times in MT, but doxa 453 times in the LXX (since it is also used as a translation of more than 20 other Hebrew terms) and 166 times in the NT. The standard translation, ‘glory’, is inadequate, for it does not convey the specific connotations of these words. The LXX translators chose in doxa a term which in classical Greek means ‘opinion’ or ‘reputation’, especially good reputation, hence also ‘honour’. It is not quite clear how doxa could be found suitable to render kābôd as the…

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J. E. Fossum, “Glory δόξα”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 20 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Glory>



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