[B-Greek] Translation/Defintion of Porneia
George F Somsel
gfsomsel at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 15 13:49:03 EST 2006
In regard to whether these are two linked concepts of one concept expressed through two linked expressions, I refer you to three posts of my own to this forum:
2. a. http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/b-greek/2006-November/040960.html
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From: "shoes6 at juno.com" <shoes6 at juno.com>
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Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Translation/Defintion of Porneia
Harry, George, and others:
I'm taking a dangerous step, disagreeing with my betters, but here
goes. George Somsel quoted a passage (Revelation 2:20, it seems) which
he uses as evidence that PORNEIA can refer to idolatry. While I agree
that the concepts of immorality and idolatry are *linked* throughout
the Bible, I do not find this passage to offer grammatical (or other)
proof that PORNEIA can *mean* idolatry. Could we not, just as easily,
translate the passage as:
" . . . to commit sexual sin, and [also] to eat idolatrous offerings."
Thus the two acts are mentioned together, but not necessarily
identified as the same thing. I realize this is a point of
interpretation. I'm not saying that my interp is right; only that
George hasn't proved his case yet.
What blind spot? I don't see any blind spot!
George Somsel wrote:
> I don't know, Harry. Is the Apocalypse NT times enough?
> ALLA EXW KATA SOU hOTI AFEIS THN GUNAIKA IEZABEL, hH LEGOUSA hEAUTHN
> PROFHTHN KAI DIDASKEI KAI PLANAi TOUS EMOUS DOULOUS PORNEUSAI KAI
> FAGEIN EIDWLOQUTA
> Apparently the eating of food which had been used in the pagan
> sacrifices was considered by the apocalyptist to be a metaphorical
> commiting of sexual impropriety.
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