Definition “a state of being bright, radiant, or magnificent”; “honor”; “majesty”
English Translation Versions glory NASB; NIV; KJV; ESV; NLT brilliance NIV brightness NASB; ESV intense NLT praise NIV; ESV; NLT; KJV honor NIV; ESV; NLT; NASB worship KJV splendor NIV celestial NIV angel NASB glorious ESV supernatural NLT dignities KJV pride NLT
New Testament Occurrences Gospels 42 Acts 4 Paul’s Letters 77 General Letters 26 Revelation 17 Total NT Uses 166
Doxa essentially describes manifestations of supernatural splendor or divine glory. In the Greek translation of the OT (LXX), doxa is the usual translation for the Hebrew word kabod, whose primary meaning relates to weight (being heavy, weighty, or impressive). God’s presence was manifested by a visible, luminous phenomenon referred to as His doxa, which rested in particular in the tabernacle or temple (Exod 40:34–35; 1 Kgs 8:11; Hag 2:7 LXX).
In the NT, doxa can also refer to the visible splendor or brightness of God’s presence (e.g. Rev 15:8; 21:11). Writing to the Romans,…