Is hakhal the correspondent substantive to ekklesia in LXX/`EDA
ButhFam at compuserve.com
Sun Jul 23 16:43:25 EDT 2000
Daladier Lima sha'al:
Is qahal the correspondent substantive to ekklesia in LXX?
Yes, but you might want to consider `eda as a background word if you're
comparing ekklhsia with NT. In the LXX sunagwgh was used for `eda, but
after the development of the synagogue institution, sunagwgh would be less
fitting for 'the body of believers'. Thus, if `eda were being used for
'body of believers' ekklhsia may have become a more natural NT equivalent
in the gospels.
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