Jun
2013

The Greek word aoratos

Found only in Rom. 1:20; Col. 1:15, 16; 1 Tim. 1:17; Heb. 11:27, the Greek adjective “aoratos” meant “invisible” or “unseen.”  With the exception of Col. 1:16, every passage that uses this word is somehow associated with deity.  In Col. 1:16 this term “denotes the whole of the earthly sphere (including that which is of the soul), also the stars and other heavenly phenomena” (Kittel, 5:369).