Word: episkiazw

Pronounce: ep-ee-skee-ad'-zo

Strongs Number: G1982

Orig: from 1909 and a derivative of 4639; to cast a shade upon, i.e. (by analogy) to envelop in a haze of brilliancy; figuratively, to invest with preternatural influence:--overshadow. G1909

Use: TDNT-7:399,1044 Verb

Heb Strong: H5526 H7931

    1) to throw a shadow upon, to envelop in a shadow, to overshadow

    From a vaporous cloud that casts a shadow the word is transferred to a shining cloud surrounding and enveloping persons with brightness. Used of the Holy Spirit exerting creative energy upon the womb of the virgin Mary and impregnating it (a use of the word which seems to have been drawn from the familiar OT idea of a cloud as symbolising the immediate presence and power of God)