[B-Greek] Hebrews 8:13 "decayeth and waxeth old"

Schmuel schmuel at escape.com
Mon Jun 23 12:28:32 EDT 2003

Hi b-greek,

Thank you for the help with "to the age" "never" :-)

Would any of you like to comment on the Greek of Hebrews 8:13,
and translating to English.

Hebrews 8:13
In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old.
Now that which *decayeth and waxeth old* is ready to vanish away.

It has been claimed that the Greek actually says 
     "waxes old and ripens"
although I have no idea where 'ripens' is supposed to come from, 
that seems to not be the usage in any translations.

And Is there a sense of "obsolete" and/or "decay" in the Greek. ?

KJB -  "decayeth and waxeth old"
Green - "made old and growing aged"
Youngs - "become obsolete and is old"
Rotherdam - "becoming obsolete and aged"

Steven Avery
Queens, NY

Old is "Gerasko" (lexicon transliteration) .. Strongs 1095, 
become old - "Palaioo".. Strongs 3822

Lu 12:33   
Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. 

Heb 1:11   
They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; 

schmuel at escape.com

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