Question of gender

Vincent M. Setterholm Vincents at minn.net
Tue May 14 20:43:16 EDT 2002


Liddell Scott does list one instance of Petros used in profane literature to
mean a boulder (since it is large enough to serve as a landmark).

Vincent Setterholm

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Schmehl [mailto:pschmehl at sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 7:36 PM
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Subject: [b-greek] RE: Question of gender


PETRA

Matt 7:24,25; Lu 6:48(2) - the foundation upon which a house is built
Matt 27:60 - a rock large enough to hew a sepulcher out of
In L&S, "Ion. and Ep. PETRH, H, a rock, a ledge or shelf of rock, Od. 2. a
rock, i.e. a rocky peak or ridge, Hom;

PETROS

Not used in the NT except of Peter.
In L&S, "a stone, distinguished from PETRA (v. sub.voce); in Hom., used of
warriors, LAZETO PETRON MARMARON OKRIOENTA; BALWN MULOEIDEI PETRWi; PANTA
KINHSAI PETRON.  If you study profane literature, it's very obvious that
PETROS is a stone small enough to be thrown by hand or slingshot or used for
stoning someone.  You can use the Perseus site to verify this.

What Carl said is accurate (not that Carl needs a defense.)

Paul Schmehl pauls at utdallas.edu
pschmehl at sbcglobal.net
http://www.utdallas.edu/~pauls/

----- Original Message -----
From: "William Skinner" <thucy72 at yahoo.com>
To: "Biblical Greek" <b-greek at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Cc: "Biblical Greek" <b-greek at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 6:36 PM
Subject: [b-greek] RE: Question of gender
>
>      Can you cite any passages that support a semantic
> difference between Petros and Petra?



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