Carlton Winbery winberycl at earthlink.net
Wed Mar 29 18:08:05 EST 2006

>Thanks Carlton,
>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 ?
>Virgil Newkirk
>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:
>>  >helpful
>>  >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
>>  >more
>>  >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 Winbery

Carlton L. Winbery
Retired Professor of Religion
Louisiana College
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