[B-Greek] -IKOS nouns in 1 Cor 15:44

Jeffrey B. Gibson jgibson000 at comcast.net
Fri Apr 28 11:11:07 EDT 2006

justin rogers wrote:

> Hello:
>      Could someone please comment on nouns with the -IKOS suffix?  N.T.
> Wright said in a lecture at Crighton College in 2003 that -IKOS nouns refer
> to animation, and not substance. Thus "fleshly" and "spiritual" are not good
> translations of YUMATIKOS and PNEUMATIKOS in 1 Cor 15:44. Rather we should
> say "flesh-animated" and "spirit-animated." I cannot find any help from my
> grammars. Thank you.

Have you checked out the resources that Wright lists in the footnotes to his
discussion of this passage in his _Resurrection of the Son of God_?


Jeffrey Gibson
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