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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lantern
Lantern[Gk phanós]. “Lantern” is used but once in the NT, in Jn. 18:3 in the plural. There it is connected with Gk. lampás, which is correctly translated “torches.” Accordingly, the “lanterns” in v 3 are not torches but other sources of light carried by the mixed mob that arrested Jesus. The lantern
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Lantern
LANTERN. The English word is used only once in the Bible (Jn 18:3) where it is recorded that Judas led a band of soldiers carrying lanterns, torches, and weapons into the garden of Gethsemane to capture Jesus. There is no real distinction to be made between the Gr. word phanos used here and lampas, “lamp” (A-S,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lantern
Lantern (so called for its shining) occurs only in John 18:3. (It there probably denotes any kind of covered light, in distinction from a simple taper or common house-light, as well as from a flambeau. Lanterns were much employed by the Romans in military operations. Two, of bronze, have been found among
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Lantern
LANTERN (Gk. phanos, “shining”). This word occurs only in John 18:3, where it is recorded that the party that went to Gethsemane was provided “with lanterns and torches and weapons.” A lantern is simply a lamp with a covering of some sort to protect it from the wind and other violence. Therefore too
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Lantern
LANTERN — a light source mentioned in the account of the betrayal of Jesus (John 18:3). Scholars believe a lantern was much like a Lamp (Matt. 25:1). It probably had some type of simple globe or covering to keep its flame from being blown out by the wind.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LANTERN
LANTERN<lan’-tern> ([φανός, phanos], [φαίνω, phaino], “to give light”): Lanterns were carried by the mob which arrested Jesus in Gethsemane (John 18:3, probably better “torches”). The word “lantern” in the time of early versions had a much wider significance than now. The Romans, however,
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Lantern
LANTERN (φανός) occurs in Jn 18:3, where the band of soldiers accompanying Judas is described as provided with lanterns and torches (see Lamp).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Lantern
LANTERN Portable container with transparent openings used to display and protect a light. The Greek term used at John 18:3 is of uncertain meaning, though some type of light is clearly intended. In John’s ironic scene, the mob comes with “artificial” lights to arrest Jesus, “the light of the world” (John
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Lantern
lantern. This English term is used in Bible versions once to render Greek phanos G5749, which occurs only in Jn. 18:3. In that passage we are told that the soldiers and officials who went to arrest Jesus were carrying lanterns and torches (lampas G3286, usually lamp). In contrast to other versions, the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Lantern
LANTERN, lanʹtẽrn (φανός, phanós, fr. φαίνω, phaínō, “to give light”): Lanterns were carried by the mob which arrested Jesus in Gethsemane (Jn 18:3, probably better “torches”). The word “lantern” in the time of early versions had a much wider significance than now. The Romans, however, had lanterns