(εἰκών , sc=Grek, tr=eikón, likeness, image, portrait)

In a general sense eikón referred to an image or representation.

However, within this broad category were

several nuances. One such nuance was the use of eikon to mean “likeness” or a “figurative representation.”

Sextus Empiricus uses eikon to mean “picture” as he writes about a “picture of Socrates”.

Similarly, Plutarch in Plutarch’s Moralia, notes how the

sun is the “image” of Apollo, but can still only be revered

“in so far as it is possible by what is perceived through

the senses to gain an image of what is conceived

in the mind”. Furthermore, Josephus, in War of the Jews 5.212, describes how the colors on a Babylonian curtain looked like “a kind of image of the universe.” In BGU IV. 1059:7, eikon is used as a “description” of individuals in official documents.

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