[B-Greek] Near synonyms as "perlocutionary" force

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Thu Mar 23 07:00:09 EST 2006


There's a nice post by Richard Rhodes this morning on the Better  
Bibles Blog on the importance of getting the nuance right when  
dealing with the near synonyms for judgment of a proposition's truth- 
value: hUPOLAMBANW, NOMIZW, DOKEW, PISTEUW, and OIOMAI. It's to be  
found at

http://tinyurl.com/nxdez

Louw & Nida §31.29 list these words but don't differentiate them as a  
good thesaurus would English words. BDAG endeavors to get at the  
nuanced sense of each of these words, but I haven't noted any attempt  
to differentiate them from each other. What Richard writes at the  
above URL is focused upon translation questions, but of course  
accurate translation must necessarily be grounded in clear  
understanding of the precise meaning of the original text.

Carl W. Conrad
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