The Greek word anaphaino

Found just twice in the New Testament (Lk. 19:11; Acts 21:3), the Greek verb “anaphaino” meant “appear.”

Some in Jesus’ day incorrectly thought the kingdom of God would immediately “appear” (Lk. 19:11).  Jesus countered this belief with the parable in Lk. 19:11-27.

In Acts 21:3, this verb describes the “coming into sight of” Cyprus.