Jesus is transfigured on a mountain
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Transfiguration Describes the transformed appearance of Jesus on a mountain in front of three disciples (Mark 9:2–10; Matt 17:1–9; Luke 9:28–36; see also 2 Pet 1:16–18).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
TRANSFIGURATION. The name given to events that transpired in one of the passages common to the Synoptic Gospels (Matt 17:1–9 = Mark 9:2–10 = Luke 9:28–36). Within the passage, Jesus takes Peter, James, and John up a mountain some days after he has given a discourse in response to Peter’s confession at
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Transfiguration. Event in Jesus’ earthly ministry described in four passages in the NT (Mt 17:1–8; Mk 9:2–8; Lk 9:28–36; 2 Pt 1:16–18). According to Mark 9:2 and Matthew 17:1 the transfiguration took place “six days” after the confession of Peter at Caesarea Philippi, whereas in Luke 9:28 the temporal
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Transfiguration [Gk. metamorphóō—‘transform, change in form’]. The Greek word occurs in Mt. 17:2 and Mk. 9:2 in reference to Christ’s appearance in splendor on a mountain (“he was transfigured”). The parallel Lukan account does not use the term, instead stating, “the appearance of his countenance
Transfiguration, Mount Of
Transfiguration, Mount Of The place where Jesus appeared in splendor to three of His disciples (Mt. 17:2; Mk. 9:2; Lk. 9:28). Both Matthew (17:1) and Mark (9:2) call it “a high mountain.” Luke (9:28) refers to it as “the mountain,” as though it was so familiar that it required no further identification.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
TRANSFIGURATION* Event in Jesus’ earthly ministry described in four passages in the NT (Mt 17:1–8; Mk 9:2–8; Lk 9:28–36; 2 Pt 1:16–18), wherein Jesus was glorified in the presence of three disciples: James, Peter, and John.The Location of the Event The exact site where the Transfiguration took place
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
transfiguration (trans-fig´yuh-ray´shuhn), the title given to an event in Jesus’s life in which his physical appearance is temporarily changed as he is “transfigured” (Gk. metamorphoō) before three of his disciples on a mountaintop. The story is reported in all three of the Synoptic Gospels (Matt. 17:1–8;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Transfiguration of Christ
TRANSFIGURATION OF CHRIST. The word transfiguration is derived from the Latin term used to translate the Gr. Metamorphoō, “to change into another form.” The transfiguration of Christ is mentioned in all the Synoptic Gospels and also by Peter in his second letter (Mt 17:1 ff.; Mk 9:2 ff.; Lk 9:28 ff.;
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
TRANSFIGURATION. The transfiguration is recorded in Mt. 17:1–8; Mk. 9:2–8; Lk. 9:28–36. Its absence from John is usually accounted for on the ground that the whole of Christ’s life was a manifestation of the divine glory (Jn. 1:14; 2:11, etc.). There is also a reference to it in 2 Pet. 1:16–18.In the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Transfiguration, the
Transfiguration, theAn event in Jesus’ life attested in all three Synoptic Gospels (Matt. 17:1–8; Mark 9:2–8; Luke 9:28–36). Another possible reference is 2 Pet. 1:16–18. In all three Gospel accounts, the disciples Peter, James, and John accompany Jesus to the top of a mountain and witness his transformation
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Transfiguration (Gk. verb metamorphóō “transform, change in form”).† The event in which Jesus was “glorified” on a mountain in the presence of Peter, James, and John. This event is recorded in the Synoptic Gospels (Matt. 17:1–8; Mark 9:2–8; Luke 9:28–36), mentioned at 2 Pet. 1:16–18, and possibly
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
TransfigurationThe word transfiguration (from the Latin transfiguratio) signifies in biblical studies the remarkable transformation that once took place in the appearance of Jesus. Matthew 17:2 and Mark 9:2, though not Luke, use the equivalent Greek verb metamorphoō (cf. meta morphosis) to describe
Catholic Bible Dictionary
TRANSFIGURATION The revelation of Jesus’s divine glory witnessed by the apostles Peter, James, and John on a mountain (Matt 17:1–9; Mark 9:2–10; Luke 9:28–36). The Transfiguration took place after Jesus’s discourse in response to Peter’s declaration at Caesarea Philippi that Jesus was the Messiah (Matt
Key passages
Mt 17:1–8

And after six days Jesus took along Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up on a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothing became bright as the light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared …

Mk 9:2–8

And after six days, Jesus took along Peter and James and John, and led them to a high mountain by themselves alone. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothing became radiant—extremely white, like no cloth refiner on earth can make so white. And Elijah appeared …

Lk 9:28–36

Now it happened that about eight days after these words, he took along Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray. And as he was praying, the appearance of his face became different, and his clothing became white, gleaming like lightning. And behold, …

See also
2 Pe 1:17–18;