Peter Eyland (
Fri, 18 Oct 1996 16:03:27 +1000
Lee R. Martin wrote:
>From: "Lee R. Martin" <>
>Date: Mon, 14 Oct 1996 22:17:33 -0700
>Subject: Re: firstborn in Col. 1:15
>You cannot make an image of that which is invisible.

If I may comment on this. The English word *image* is now
used in connection with cinema, computers, mirrors, politics etc.
It has more to do with appearance than reality.
In Heb 10:1 you can see that *image* => *reality*.
In earlier times the image (three dimensional corporeal figure)
in the temple was, to many, not just a visual aid but the real thing.
I take it that Col 1:15 says that Christ is the visible reality of the
(otherwise) invisible God.