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Admiration
Adulation • Appreciation
Dictionaries
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ADMIRATION
ADMIRATION<ad-mi-ra’-shun> ([θαυ̂μα, thauma], “a marvel” or “wonder”; [θαυμάζω, thaumazo], “to wonder”): A term thrice used in the King James Version in the New Testament, to express a wonder that includes approval, high esteem; replaced in the Revised Version (British and American) by three
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Admiration
Ad-mi-raʹtion, a word which when our Authorized Version was made had the simple sense of wonder, and did not carry with it that notion of approval which our modern usage does. In Rev. 17:6, “wondered with great admiration” is equivalent to “wondered greatly.”
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Admiration
ADMIRATION, ad-mi-rāʹshun (θαῦμα, thaúma, “a marvel” or “wonder”; θαυμάζω, thaumázō, “to wonder”): A term thrice used in AV in the NT, to express a wonder that includes approval, high esteem; replaced in RV by three renderings better suited to convey the various kinds of surprise, wonder, admiration,