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Headword: Ἐπιφάνεια
Adler number: epsilon,2739
Translated headword: surface; epiphany
Vetting Status: high
Surface [epiphaneia] is the limit of a body, or that which has length and width but no depth. This is said both in respect to the ideal and in respect to actual existence.[1]
But epiphaneia [is] also the incarnate dispensation of our Savior Jesus Christ.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἐπιφάνεια: ἐπιφάνεια ἐστὶ σώματος πέρας, ἢ τὸ μῆκος καὶ πλάτος μόνον ἔχον, βάθος δὲ οὔ. αὐτὴ δὲ κατ' ἐπίνοιαν καὶ καθ' ὑπόστασιν λέγεται. Ἐπιφάνεια δὲ καὶ ἡ τοῦ Σωτῆρος ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ ἔνσαρκος οἰκονομία.
[1] Stoic doctrine from Diogenes Laertius 7.135 (citing the Physics of Apollodorus of Seleucia-on-Tigris, C2 BCE: see generally OCD(4) s.v. Apollodorus(8); SVF 3.259-261).
[2] cf. John of Damascus, PG 94.628a.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; mathematics; philosophy; religion; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 December 2002@19:55:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 18 December 2002@03:35:27.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 7 October 2005@07:37:13.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 22 October 2012@06:38:50.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 3 August 2014@08:18:38.
Catharine Roth (another keyword) on 8 November 2017@00:58:08.


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