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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words [1]

1: Εἴσοδος (Strong'S #1529 — Noun Feminine — eisodos — ice'-od-os )

"an entrance" (eis, "in," hodos, "a way"), "an entering in," is once translated "coming,"  Acts 13:24 , of the coming of Christ into the nation of Israel. For its meaning "entrance" see  1—Thessalonians 1:9;  2:1;  Hebrews 10:19;  2—Peter 1:11 . See Enter , Entrance.

2: Ἔλευσις (Strong'S #1660 — Noun Feminine — eleusis — el'-yoo-sis )

"a coming" (from erchomai, "to come"), is found in  Acts 7:52 .

3: Παρουσία (Strong'S #3952 — Noun Feminine — parousia — par-oo-see'-ah )

lit., "a presence," para, "with," and ousia, "being" (from eimi, "to be"), denotes both an "arrival" and a consequent "presence with." For instance, in a papyrus letter a lady speaks of the necessity of her parousia in a place in order to attend to matters relating to her property there. Paul speaks of his parousia in Philippi,  Philippians 2:12 (in contrast to his apousia, "his absence;" see Absence Other words denote "the arrival" (see eisodos and eleusis, above). Parousia is used to describe the presence of Christ with His disciples on the Mount of Transfiguration,   2—Peter 1:16 . When used of the return of Christ, at the Rapture of the Chruch, it signifies, not merely His momentary "coming" for His saints, but His presence with them from that moment until His revelation and manifestation to the world. In some passages the word gives prominence to the beginning of that period, the course of the period being implied,  1—Corinthians 15:23;  1—Thessalonians 4:15;  5:23;  2—Thessalonians 2:1;  James 5:7,8;  2—Peter 3:4 . In some, the course is prominent,  Matthew 24:3,37;  1—Thessalonians 3:13;  1—John 2:28; in others the conclusion of the period,  Matthew 24:27;  2—Thessalonians 2:8 .

 2—Thessalonians 2:9 Philippians 2:12  1—Corinthians 16:17 2—Corinthians 7:6,7 10:10 Philippians 1:26 2—Peter 3:12Presence. 1—Corinthians 1:7

King James Dictionary [2]

Coming ppr.

1. Drawing nearer or nigh approaching moving towards advancing. 2. Future yet to come as, in coming ages. 3. Forward ready to come.

How coming to the poet every muse.


1. The act of coming approach. 2. The state of being come arrival.

The Lord hath blessed thee since my coming.  Genesis 30 .


1. Entrance.

I know thy going-out and thy coming-in.  2 Kings 19 .

2. Beginning commencement as the coming-in of the year.  2 Kings 13 . 3. Income revenue. 4. Compliance submission.

Webster's Dictionary [3]

(1): (a.) Ready to come; complaisant; fond.

(2): (n.) Approach; advent; manifestation; as, the coming of the train.

(3): (a.) Approaching; of the future, especially the near future; the next; as, the coming week or year; the coming exhibition.

(4): (n.) Specifically: The Second Advent of Christ.

(5): (p. pr & vb. n.) of Come

Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament [4]

See Parousia.

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [5]

( Παρουσία , Being Present ) OF Christ a phrase employed,

(1.) literally, in reference to our Lord's first appearance in the flesh ( 1 John 5:20;  2 John 1:7), or to his future appearance at the last day to fulfill his promises to raise the dead and judge the world in righteousness ( Acts 1:11;  Acts 3:20-21;  1 Thessalonians 4:15;  2 Timothy 4:1;  Hebrews 9:28).

(2.) Metaphorically, Christ is said to come when his Gospel is introduced or preached in any place by his ministers ( John 15:22;  Ephesians 2:17); when his church or kingdom is visibly or powerfully established in the world ( Matthew 16:28); when he bestows upon believers the influence of his spirit, and the peculiar tokens of his love ( John 14:18;  John 14:23;  John 14:28); when he executes his judgment on wicked communities who reject or corrupt his Gospel ( 2 Thessalonians 2:8); and when his providence calls us away from the world by death, as preparatory to the judgment of the last day ( Matthew 24:42). The basis of this metaphorical usage in regard to the coming of Christ is the same as in relation to the coming of God; that as he governs the world, every specific act of his providence and authority indicates his presence in a more striking manner to human conception, on the principle that no agent can act where he is not. See Eschatology