F. Danker's Definitions
clayton stirling bartholomew
c.s.bartholomew at worldnet.att.net
Sun Dec 10 20:32:26 EST 2000
on 12/10/00 3:15 PM, Steven R. Lo Vullo wrote:
> "literally, one who leads on a path *guide, escort, leader* (AC 1.16);
> figuratively, one acting as instructor of the ignorant or inexperienced
> *guide, leader* (MT 23.16)"
> As with the above two lexicons, there are definitions followed by glosses.
> Unlike L-N, Friberg does not just resort to a definition that is little more
> than a gloss transformed into a definition; unlike BDAG it is made
> explicitly clear that the second definition is a figurative one and that the
> guidance in view is that of instruction. So in my opinion it has them both
(don't you hate replies that start with Actually . . . :-)))))
Danker includes under the second definition (abbreviated):
2) one who assists another in following a path, guide, leader...
in imagery (Wsd 7:15; 18:3; Jos. Ant. 1, 217) hODHGOS TUFLWN "a guide for
the blind" Rom. 2:19 . . . blind leaders of the blind Mt 15:14 ... k.t.l.
And Louw & Nida under 36.4 (abbreviated) also cover this:
36.4 hODHGOS one who guides or leads leader, guide.¹ . . . you are
sure that you are a guide for the blind¹ Ro 2:19. In Ro 2:19 the context is
figurative in the sense that the blind¹ are those who are spiritually
blind, and the guidance which they require is a proper understanding of the
truth in terms of how they should behave.
So both F. Danker and L&N covered the figurative aspect of hODHGOS quite
adequately. At least equal to or beyond that of Friburg/Miller which I don't
not have here to compare.
You are right of course about using more than one lexicon. Thanks for your
Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
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