Drop files to upload.
Faithlife Corporation

0406

Sermon  •  Submitted
0 ratings
· 1 view
Notes & Transcripts
PREVIOUS UP CONTENTS NEXT

@page.4.6!!! 4.6 - Crowns

| * 4.6.1 - Stephanos

  • 4.6.2 - Diadema

| * 4.6.3 - Believer's Crowns

  • 4.6.4 - Not Technical Terms

|

There are two types of crowns mentioned in the NT, στέφανος [stephanos] and διάδημα [diadēma] . Most discussions of these two words indicate that the stephanos is a victor's crown, whereas the diadema is a royal crown. "The stephanos was the usual crown of exaltation for victors of games, achievements in war, and places of honor at feasts (AV 1Cor. 9:25; RSV, NEB 'wreath')."1 "Probably the widest NT use of the word [stephanos] is in conjunction with the Greek games as parallels to the Christian life (cf. 1Cor. 9:24, 25; Gal. 2:2; Php. 3:14; 2Ti. 2:5; 1Pe. 5:4)."2 "In each biblical use the diadem is a badge of royalty."3 However, when one analyzes the context within which these two terms appear, it appears that they are not as clearly distinguished as these definitions would imply.----

Notes

1 W. E. Raffety, "Crown," in Geoffrey W. Bromiley, ed., International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1979, 1915), 1:831.

2 Robert L. Thomas, Revelation 1-7 (Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1992), 172-173.

3 Geoffrey W. Bromiley, "Diadem," in Geoffrey W. Bromiley, ed., International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1979, 1915), 941.


PREVIOUS UP CONTENTS NEXT

Copyright © 2004-2005 by Tony Garland
(Page generated on Sat Nov 12 12:28:14 2005)
contact@SpiritAndTruth.org

RELATED MEDIA
See the rest →
Get this media plus thousands more when you start a free trial.
Get started for FREE
RELATED SERMONS
See the rest →