The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Amaze; Amazement
Amaze; Amazement Besides the ordinary usages, the words occur archaically in the AV for “distress” (Mk. 14:33, GK. ekthambéō) and “terror” (ptóēsis, 1 Pet. 3:6).The Gk. ékstasis, translated “amazement” in Mk. 5:42; Lk. 5:26; Acts 3:10, indicates that the people were “beside themselves” with astonishment,
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Surprise, Stories of
Surprise, Stories ofSurprise is a common ingredient of stories. Life itself contains surprises, good and bad, but their prevalence and impact in stories are partly a literary convention. Familiarity with stories of surprise does not mitigate the effect of surprise for a reader. On the contrary, the
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Amazement. Not afraid with any amazement (1 Peter 3:6), introduced at the close of the marriage service in the Book of Common Prayer. The meaning is, you will be God’s children so long as you do his bidding, and are not drawn aside by any distraction (πτόησις). No doubt St. Peter meant “by any terror
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
AMAZEMENT.—The interest of this word to students of the Gospels is twofold, and arises out of its employment, on the one hand, as one of the terms used to express the effect upon the people of our Lord’s supernatural manifestation, and on the other, in one unique instance, to describe an emotion which
SURPRISE.—The word has an objective as well as a subjective reference: it means both ‘the act of taking unawares’ and ‘the emotion caused by anything sudden.’ The emotion is closely akin to wonder, ‘the state of mind produced by something new, unexpected, or extraordinary’; but sudden emergence is its