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Wed Mar 29 18:08:05 EST 2006
>That does seem to broaden the scope of meaning then describing someone with
>the grace ANTILHYIS. In your view could this describe someone in the
>congregation that could generally be able to move among the members;
>uplifting them...even inspiring them ? Would these abilities be able to be
>described by ANTILHYIS ? It would seem to me (logically) to be allowed, but
>is there anything in the "Greekness" of this word that would exclude that ?
>Salt Lake City, Utah
The entry in Liddell, Scott, Jones is:
anti-lêpsis , later anti-lêmpsis , eôs, hê,
A. receiving in turn or exchange, Th.1.120; counterclaim, X. HG3.5.5.
II. (from Med.) laying hold of in turn, reciprocation, Democr. ap.
Arist.Fr.208; of cultivated plants, giving a return, Thphr.CP3.6.6;
of a vine laying hold by its tendrils, ib.2.18.2.
b. taking in hand, tou litourgêmatos POxy 900.13 (iv A.D.).
2. = antilabê, hold, support, X.Eq.5.7; of a bandage, Hp.Off.9;
antilêpsin boêtheias echein D.S.1.30 ; a. didonai tini give one a
handle, Plu.2.966e; a. parechein Luc.Anach.2 .
3. defence, succour, UPZ42.38(ii B.C.), PAmh.35.58 (ii B.C.),
BGU1187.27 (i B.C.), LXXPs.21(22).20,al., 1 Ep.Cor.12.28,
4. claim to a thing, X.HG 3.5.5.
5. objection, Pl.Phd.87a, Sph.241b, Hp.Ma.287a, Plu.Alex. 18,
Iamb.Myst.1.1, al.: in forensic oratory, plea of justification,
Hermog.Stat.2, al., Syrian.in Hermog. 2p.79R.; discussion, theologikê
a. Iamb.Myst.1.8 .
> 6. grasping with the mind, apprehension, Epicur.Fr.250,
>Stoic.2.206, Diog.Oen.4; phusikên -psin poieisthai tinos D.S.3.15 ;
>ouk epistrephei tên a. does not attract the attention, [Longin.]
>Rh.p.190H.; of sensuous perception, Stoic.2.230, Ti.Locr. 100b,
>Anon.in Tht.59.48, Phld.Herc.1003, Alex Aphr.in Top.91.5; poiotêtôn
>Plu.2.625b , cf. Metrod.1.
>7. of disease, seizure, attack, tôn akrôtêriôn Th.2.49 .
The concept of "succour" seems to be what is intended in 1 Cor.
12:28. Something between that and "support."
>> >A request to the list:
>> >Can anyone provide some additional insight and or information on
>> >as to what it indicates to the Hellenistic or Koine user. BDAG has:
>> >deeds. That's fairly general in meaning. Does it, indeed, refer to
>> >"anything" that might be helpful in any and every situation, or is it
>> >specific in meaning ?
>> >ANTILHYIS is only found in 1 Cor 12:28 btw.
>> Louw & Nida present ANTILHYIS as refering to the ability to help or
>> render service. That fits very well in the list of gifts in 1 Cor 12.
Carlton L. Winbery
Retired Professor of Religion
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