Harry W. Jones hwjones2 at earthlink.net
Thu Feb 27 21:47:33 EST 2003

Hello Iance,

The standard meaning of KATA when used with an accusative case is
"according to" and since QEON is in that case I would go with the
translation as "according to God" for the phrase KATA QEON. Of course, this
is the more  literal translation.

Best Regards,
Harry Jones

> [Original Message]
> From: lance w seevers <lws39 at juno.com>
> To: <noddy3 at eggconnect.net>
> Cc: <B-Greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date: 2/27/03 9:31:27 AM
> Subject: [B-Greek] KATA QEON
> On a related issue in Romans 8:27, can KATA in KATA QEON be considered as
> before God, or perhaps in the presence of God? Or is the phrase KATA QEON
> shorthand for "according tho the will/purpose of God" as given in most
> translations?
> Walt Seevers
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