[B-Greek] Phil 2:17 genitive PISTEWS
Carl W. Conrad
cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Thu Mar 2 08:33:52 EST 2006
On Mar 2, 2006, at 8:08 AM, Harold R. Holmyard III wrote:
> Dear Iver,
>>> NIV talks about the sacrificial service "coming from your faith".
>>> If anyone
>>> can explain to me what that is supposed to
>>> mean, I'll be grateful.
> HH: Here's the NIV:
> Phil. 2:17 But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on
> the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and
> rejoice with all of you.
> HH: I think the idea is that the Philippians' faith produces in them
> sacrificial living and service. If the Philippians' lives are a
> sacrifice presented to God because of their faith, Paul's own life
> may be added like a drink offering to that sacrifice if he should die
> in prison or be executed.
It might be worth comparing another Pauline formulation of the
sacrificial metaphor, not with any notion that the one conception is
influenced by the other but rather that the way that metaphorical
sacrifice seems to be conceived as an act of faith or certainly as an
action deriving from faith:
Rom 12:1-2 PARAKALW OUN hUMAS, ADELFOI, DIA TWN OIKTIRMWN TOU QEOU
PARASTHSAI TA SWMATA hUMWN QUSIAN ZWSAN hAGIAN EUARESTON TWi QEWi,
THN LOGIKHN LATREIAN hUMWN; KAI MH SUSCHMATIZESQE TWi AIWNI TOUTWi,
ALLA METAMORFOUSQE THi ANAKAINWSEI TOU NOOS EIS TO DOKIMAZEIN hUMAS
TI TO QELHMA TOU QEOU, TO AGAQON KAI EUARESTON KAI TELEION.
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
1989 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243
cwconrad2 at mac.com
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