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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).
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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
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, 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
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
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