[B-Greek] Mark 4:26-31: The word for "seed"

Paul Zellmer pzellmer at sc.rr.com
Sun Jun 15 15:52:48 EDT 2003


Barry,

What came through on mine was:

    "'o spoqor, 'o sitor, 'o jojjor"

and

    In addition is the word "to speqla, -ator."

Admittedly, these are not the standard transcription, but they were plain
text.  And a glance at the digest show the same normal plain text
characters.  The message was indeed in plain text.  The problem appears to
be on your end.

Paul Zellmer

> -----Original Message-----
> From: b-greek-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> [mailto:b-greek-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Barry Hofstetter
> Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2003 9:25 AM
> To: B-Greek at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Mark 4:26-31: The word for "seed"
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peggy Rodina" <peggyrodina at yahoo.com>
> To: <B-Greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2003 8:02 PM
> Subject: [B-Greek] Mark 4:26-31: The word for "seed"
>
>
> > "'ï óðïñïò, 'ï óéôïò, 'ï êïêêïò" are three words sometimes
> translated as seed.
> Now I am wondering what the difference is and why so many
> different words?  In
> addition is the word "ôï óðåñìá, -áôïò."  Thank you for any reflections.
>
> Peggy, note what came through.  This mail list is designed to be
> text only.
>
> Could you resubmit your question using the b-greek transliteration scheme?
>
> On the subject in general, Louw and Nida (I've only converted the
> key terms to
> b-greek transliteration):
>
> *****
>
> 3.35 KOKKOS, ou m ; SPERMA a , tov n ; SPORON, ou m : the kernel
> part of fruit -
> `seed.' kçkkov; spe°reiv ... gumnèn kçkkon e¸ tÀxoi s°tou `you
> sow ... the bare
> seed, like that of wheat' 1 Cor 15.37. spTrma a ; kalèn spTrma
> zspeirav n tû=
> ?grû= `you sowed good seed in your field' Mt 13.27. spçrov; ka± é
> spçrov blast<=
> `and the seed sprouts' Mk 4.27 (see also 10.23 for spor? `seed' used
> figuratively of descendants).
>
> A number of languages make distinctions between two quite
> different types of
> seed: (1) those produced by grasses (that is to say, grains) and (2) those
> produced by other types of plants, for example, beans, squash,
> apples, etc. In
> all passages employing the Greek terms cited here, it is best to use some
> expression referring to `grain.'
>
> *****
>
>
> N.E. Barry Hofstetter
> Professor of Theological and Biblical Studies
>     The Center for Urban Theological Studies, Philadelphia, PA
> Associate Pastor, Chinese Gospel Church
> http://mysite.verizon.net/vze1yfx7/
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