Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at
Fri Aug 24 13:44:58 EDT 2001

At 1:19 PM -0400 8/24/01, Jim West wrote:
>At 08:55 AM 8/24/01 -0600, you wrote:
>>I am wondering about the word METANOIA and I'm looking for some information
>>about the original sense or meaning of this word in NT Greek, I don't mean
>>some theological biases or ideas, just the common use of this word in that
>>time. I'm not thinking on any specific pasage .
>>What is its origin? What is its meaning?
>meta--- prep- above
>noiew-- vb- to think
>the noun thus means to think above

This is a unique interpretation! META may mean "beyond" or "on the other
side of" but it doesn't mean "above."

Carl W. Conrad
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