[B-Greek] TRWGW = Chew?
accuratebibles at ozemail.com.au
Mon Feb 23 17:46:01 EST 2004
No, not at all. "Feed" is incorrect. TRWGW is well attested simply as "eat"
in the case of people, "chew" (correctly "crunch", "munch", or "eat
audibly") only in the case of animals. This is not just a later usage
(although earlier was used for the eating of fruit, vegetables and dessert
by people - as I said, "eat audibly", "crunch", "munch" in the case of
animals only). See, for example, Herodotos 2.37, "Moreover the Egyptians
never sow beans, and even if any happen to grow wild, they will not eat
them." For the meaning "eat" (anything), see P.Lond, 121.77; Syll. 805;
P.Bouriant 1.186. See also P.Oxy. 9.1185.11, "A little child must eat bread,
nibble salt, and not touch the sauce." Shipp also discusses the word in
"Modern Greek Evidence for the Ancient Greek Vocabulary" (the title is
somewhat misleading), 540-41.
Nothing "allows" for the verb to be rendered "eat" as this is in fact its
actual meaning. BFD 110 has for TRWGEIN "s.v. ESQIEIN" which states,
"TRWGEIN is the popular substitution for ESQIEIN."
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> As BDF points out (Paragraph 101 I think) TRWGEIN replaces ESQIW in later
> usage. This would allow for the verb to be rendered 'eat.' With a gospel
> highly nuanced as John's though, the question remains as to whether the
> be rendered 'to feed.' This would preserve the sacramental quality in
> 6 and would also allow for the multiple images in the gospel to be
> Rev. Robert Lewis
> Gibbsboro UMC
> Gibbsboro NJ 08026
> Fordham University
> Roblumc at aol.com
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