Jim West jwest at
Fri Aug 24 13:55:16 EDT 2001

At 01:44 PM 8/24/01 -0400, you wrote:

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

well you know how i love my unique interpretations.  but i disagree with you
in terms of "beyond" and "above" as not being essentially the same thing.
above is certainly beyond.  and beyond is part of above.

besides-- words dont have meaning apart from context.  they dont have
meaning at all without context.  words dont have meaning- they have usage.
and "meta"/s usage in this noun signifies "above" / "beyond".




Jim West, ThD

Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies, Roane State Community College

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