A question about tombs
wross at farmerstel.com
Thu Apr 1 11:02:14 EST 1999
In Matthew's account of the resurrection, he uses two words for tomb, one
"tafos" in 28.1 and another "mnemeiou" in 28.8 .
Any comments upon the possible significance of the different words?
Both words are relating to the burial place, but the words have different
nuances in their origins which makes them precious reminders of the victory
of Christ in the resurrection in different ways.
TAFOS resonates with the funeral rites
MNEMEIOU has a sense of a memorial
So we see the hope of the resurrection in contrast to the resignation to
death and in the contrast to the vain immortalizing of memory.
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