AGAPH outside the New Testament
bccox99 at attbi.com
Thu Jun 6 08:12:53 EDT 2002
I have recently read that AGAPH took on a unique meaning for Christians
and the New Testament, that of 'unconditional love'. If this is correct,
could someone familiar with Greek texts outside the Bible tell me what
this word seemed to mean to other ancient authors?
The Septuagint, also, at a quick glace seems to use AGAPH to mean
'unconditional love' as in the story of David and Jonathan in 1 Samuel.
Is this, then, likely due to later Christian influence or has AGAPH really
always meant 'unconditional love'?
More information about the B-Greek