[B-Greek] Fw: OFFLIST RE: [b-trans] Re: 2 Tim 1:3, 2 Tim 3:15 "apo"
Carl W. Conrad
cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Tue Feb 11 19:48:48 EST 2003
At 9:23 AM +1100 2/12/03, Ann Nyland wrote:
>Thanks, Carl. The person with whom I had the discussion is now asking the
>"How, then, should APO be understood?: hWi LATREUW APO PROGONWN EN KAQARAi
>SUNEIDHSEI Ie: What might "from my forefathers" mean? Would it imply "in the
>same way as my forefathers?" What would be the precise sense?
>EK BREFON seems to appear in the literature (ie: Perseus) with the sense of
>"from childhood," but APO BREFOUS seems to only appears in the literature
>with the sense of "away from a baby" or "away from babyhood."
I would agree that there's an implicit link unexpressed in LATREUW APO
PROGONWN; the explicit sense is, "whom I have been worshiping continuously
ever since (the time of my) forefathers"; nevertheless, I don't think the
meaning is unclear; Paul worships God and always has and doing so is
something going way back in his family's history.
The relevant section of BDAG is:
2. to indicate the point from which someth. begins, whether lit. or fig.
b. of time from . . . (on), since (POxy 523, 4; Mel., HE 4, 26, 8;
s. Kuhring 54ff).
a. APO TWN hHMERWN IWANNOU from the days of John Mt 11:12. APO THS
hWRAS EKEINHS 9:22. AP' EKEINHS THS hHMERAS (Jos., Bell. 4, 318, Ant. 7,
382) Mt 22:46; J 11:53. ETH hEPTA APO THS PARQENIAS AUTHS for seven years
fr. the time she was a virgin Lk 2:36. AP' ETWN DWDEKA for 12 years 8:43.
APO TRITHS hWRAS THS NUKTOS Ac 23:23. APO KTISEWS KOSMOU Ro 1:20. APO
PERUSI since last year, a year ago 2 Cor 8:10; 9:2.-AP' AIWNOS, AP' ARCHS,
AP' ARTI (also APARTI and ARTI), APO KATBOLHS KOSMOU, APO TOTE, APO TOU
NUN; s. the pertinent entries.
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
1989 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243
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