[B-Greek] Rev. 8:9--what died?

Harold Holmyard hholmyard at ont.com
Mon Nov 13 15:57:52 EST 2006


Dear Webb,

Sorry that I posted to your personal address, too.

> KAI APEQANEN TO TRITON TWN KTISMATWN EN THi QALASSHi, TA ECONTA YUCAS, KAI
> TO TRITON TWN PLOIWN DIEFQARSHSAN
>
>  
>
> I can't resist seeing TA ECONTA YUCAS as being a gloss on the previous
> phrase, indicating that he means the air breathing creatures such as whales,
> seals, sea lions, sea birds, dolphins, turtles and so on. It's hard to see
> how a fish or other gill-breathing creature has a YUCH in the biblical
> context. 
>
>  
>
> Any comments on this phraseology?
>   

HH: It may be narrowing down the implication of 
the term KTISMA. The
word can just mean "created thing."

Yours,
Harold Holmyard



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