Looking for examples of "arche' as "origin"

Edward Otte edotte at optonline.net
Mon Jan 28 19:09:23 EST 2002

If I may ask another question as I am not the best at grammar in English
let alone Koine Greek:

Based on this subject of 'arch' as "source" I have done some reading,
mostly in the Apostolic Fathers, and found what I feel is a good example.
I was looking for an example that was similar to Revelation 3:14 where
'arch' leads the genitive phrase. In the Epistle of Polycarp to the
Philippians paragraph four first sentence: "But the love of money is the
beginning of all troubles." The Greek here is "'arch de pantwn calepwn
philargria." My edition of the Apostolic Fathers cites 1 Tim. 6:10 as a
cross reference here. My question is if this citation is with "beginning"
leading a genitive phrase like Rev. 3:14. Also is this a good example of
'arch' as "source" or origin"?

Also I found four other examples of 'arch' in the LXX which may also be
applicable. They are Proverbs 8:22, 23, 9:10 and 1:7. Do any of these
carry the same notion of source and or agency? Thanks

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