[B-Greek] Does blasphemeo always carry the meaning of speaking?
hholmyard at ont.com
Fri Mar 2 21:08:24 EST 2007
Sorry, I meant BLASFHMEW, not BLASFEMEO.
> Does blasphemeo always carry the meaning of speaking?
> *"And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be
> forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall
> not be forgiven. "*
> In the first part it says *"speak a word against"* then in the 2nd half of
> the verse it uses *"blasphemy"*
> aren't these not the same thing? perhaps against is not the right word, I
> read a B-Greek post of someone who thought "for" would be more appropriate,
> but that is another debate altogether.
The verb BLASFEMEO regularly refers to speech, but
there may be some
exceptional case where it involves an action -- I
don't know. One of the
meanings given, with respect to men, is to "injure
the reputation of."
In this verse you cite (Luke 12:10) it does imply
speech, and the
phrases "speak a word against" and "blaspheme
against" can be viewed as
synonymous. The significant difference is the
person spoken against in
each case. The preposition translated "against" is
EIS, and it is also
used in the second half of the sentence: "Whoever
blasphemes against the
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