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

Jonathan Robie jonathan.robie at datadirect-technologies.com
Tue Jun 24 12:22:08 EDT 2003


At 06:13 PM 6/23/2003, Ben and Jo Crick wrote:
>  EN TWi LEGEIN *KAINHN* PEPALAIWKEN     THN PRWTHN:
>  In [the] saying "New"  he-has-made-old the First [Covenant]:
>
>  TO DE PALAIOUMENON      KAI GHRASKON EGGUS      AFANISMOU.
>  so what-is-becoming-old and obsolete is-near-to disappearance.

[ !! SNIP !! ]

>  The verb GHRASKW means to become elderly and feeble; geriatric (our word
>  Geriatric comes from GHR and IATREIA, elderly-man and healing). Of 
> things and
>  institutions it means to become obsolescent and outdated.

I like the following note from A.T. Robertson's Word Pictures:

   GERASKW is old verb from GERAS (age) like GERWN (old man) and refers
   to the decay of old age so that both ideas appear here in opposition
   to KAINOS (PALAIOS) and NEOS (GERAIOS).

Jonathan  




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