[B-Greek] hUPOSTASIS Hebrews 3:14
michaelabernat9001 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jan 10 15:11:44 EST 2008
I assume you are confused by my awkward translation.
I didn't want to add too many words that weren't in the Greek manuscript.
Here's the same verse in the NIV
^14 We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the
confidence we had at first
hUPOSTASIS often carries the idea of existence or substance.
I thought here it might refer to Jesus as creator rather than the basis
of our confidence.
Jeffrey B. Gibson wrote:
> Michael Abernathy wrote:
>> I note that most translations interpret hUPOSTASEWS in Hebrews 3:14 to
>> mean something along the line of confidence.
>> ἐάνπερ τὴν ἀρχὴν τη̂ς ὑποστάσεως μέχρι τέλους βεβαίαν κατάσχωμεν
>> EANPER THN ARCHN THS hUPOSTASEWS MEXRI TELOUS BEBAIAN KATASXWMEN
>> Is there any reason that this could not be understood to mean something
>> along the line of,
>> "If we hold firmly to the end the beginning of existence"
> Umm .. what? I am not able to make any sense of this.
> Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon)
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