Ginwskw/eidos

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Wed Sep 5 21:56:19 EDT 2001


At 9:21 PM -0400 9/5/01, KWmercy at aol.com wrote:
>Why isn't there a "past" tense of ginwskw in scripture?
>Also, there is eidow in scripture.  Is that a substantive of eidw or of
>something else?
>Thanks,
>Kristi West

Mt 7:23 OUDEPOTE EGNWN (aorist) hUMAS
Mt 12:7 EI DE EGNWKEITE (pluperfect) ...
Mt 21:45 KAI hOI FARISAIOI TAS PARABOLAS AUTOU EGNWSAN (aorist)
Mk 15:10 EGINWSKEN (imperfect)

That should do for starters.

EIDOS: Lk 3:22, 9:29; Jn 5:37; 2 Cor 5:7; 1 Th 5:22; this is a noun from
the root wEID/wOID/wID; in the GNT it regularly means "outward form" or
"visible appearance"--it's the same word that Plato commonly uses for
transcendental "form" or "idea".
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