Translation of EKKLHSIA

Cindy Smith cms at
Tue Aug 22 21:44:47 EDT 2000

I know this has been mentioned before, but the meaning of ekklesia is
essentially "assembly" or "gathering," while the word "church" has a 
different origin, coming from KURIAKOS meaning "belonging to the Lord."
Nevertheless, translating EKKLESIA with the word "church" is traditional.

Cindy Smith				   Spawn of a Jewish Carpenter
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