[B-Greek] 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 and spiritual gifts/manifestations

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Thu Jul 24 19:26:56 EDT 2003

At 12:39 PM -0400 7/24/03, Kuzus at aol.com wrote:
>I have a question about 1 Corinthians 12:7-11. I do not know any Greek and
>I am trying to get a better understanding of the passage. Are the "to one"
>and "to another" referring to one man? or to one profit? I am looking for
>information about whether each man receives all of the manifestations of
>the Spirit or each man is given a different manifestation. In verse 11,
>does the Spirit give individual gifts according to his will, or does he
>give all the gifts according to his will? Also, in a related question, is
>there a difference between "gifts" (charisma) of the Spirit, or
>"manifestations" (phanerosis) of the Spirit? I appreciate any light you
>can shed on this subject.
>Mike Higman
>St. Petersburg, FL
>Student/Florida State University

Quite frankly, it becomes clear that you've addressed your question to the
wrong forum as soon as you tell us that you do not know any Greek. I cite
from the list's FAQ (accessible at http://www.ibiblio.org/b-greek/faq.txt):

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Carl W. Conrad
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Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
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