[B-Greek] To Know
mjriii2003 at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 15 16:11:52 EDT 2005
OIDA is the Perfect Active Indicative form (with present meaning) of EIDW. I suppose from an (false) etymological stance one could argue that OIDA has to do with first hand (seen)knowledge. Hence words like SUNOIDA "I am conscious(ly) aware" or SUNEIDHSIS "conscience" (cf. Rom 2:15).
GINWSKW may imply more of an understanding aspect - but I doubt it (cf. 1 Cor 13:9). However, the use of the prefixed preposition EPIGNWSIS perhaps does imply a fuller knowledge (cf. Rom 1:28; Eph 1:17 etc).
This line of reasoning is equally reminiscent of the alleged difference between FILEW and AGAPAW. Semantic choice of the author and his style variation within the context always determine meaning. However, the Koine did lose and blur many distinctions that the classical Attic might have maintain.
Cordially in Christ,
Diana L Hayes <dihayes at juno.com> wrote:
Could you tell me what the differences in the 'Knows',
OIDA and GINWSKW.
Is this the same 'to know' just in different forms, one in the perfect
and one in the present? Or are these two "knows" different slightly in
meaning? Thank you will be looking forward to replies.
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