[B-Greek] PARARREW's root word (in Hebrews 2:1)?
kline_dekooning at earthlink.net
Sun Feb 3 17:42:15 EST 2008
On Feb 3, 2008, at 1:18 PM, Elizabeth Kline wrote:
> Another issue is the live/dead metaphor question which is somewhat
> related to your question. Since we find the metaphor weakened long
> before the GNT I would be inclined to agree with Ellingworth and
> Spicq (Heb.Comm.) that this is a dead metaphor in Heb 2:1 contra
> B.F.Westcott and others.
> LSJ:1996, p1322 "slip off or out" Soph. Ph. 653
> EI MOI TI TOXWN TWND' APHMELHMENON
> PARERRUHKEN, hWS LIPW MH TWi LABEIN.
> See also LSJ:1996 supp. p240 "drift from course, err."
> The word is also found in LXX PRO. 3:21 and IS. 44:4
> PRO. 3:21 hUIE MH PARARRUHiS THRHSON DE EMHN BOULHN KAI ENNOIAN
> IS. 44:4 KAI ANATELOUSIN hWSEI CORTOS ANA MESON hUDATOS KAI hWS
> ITEA EPI PARARREON hUDWR
> The Isa. 44:4 appears at first glance to support the live metaphor
> reading whereas for PRO. 3:21 LEH gives "to be careless, to neglect"
HEB. 2:1 DIA TOUTO DEI PERISSOTERWS PROSECEIN hHMAS TOIS AKOUSQEISIN,
C.Koester:2001 (Hebrews AB p205) argues that PROSECEIN ane PARARUWMEN
combine to create a nautical metaphor since "PROSECEIN was sometimes
used for holding a ship on course toward port (LSJ,1512)". PROSECEIN
appears to be used frequently in a cognitive sense in the GNT (LN
31.47, Danker (BDAG) 879-880). One might argue that behind the
cognitive sense there was a nautical metaphor lurking somewhere in
the shadows. I don't expect the nautical metaphor will disappear from
the sermon notes any time soon.
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