[B-Greek] Jam 1:13 APEIRASTOS 'unable to' or 'unable to be ~'

Oun Kwon kwonbbl at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 21:29:45 EDT 2007

On 7/4/07, Jeffrey B. Gibson <jgibson000 at comcast.net> wrote:
> Oun Kwon wrote:
> > Why!  In Source, Ann Nyland gives an example of extra-biblical source
> > for this rare word, where it reads 'who puts no one through an
> > ordeal', the way I like to understand in the text of  James.
> >
> I'm not sure this solves any problems.  Indeed, it creates one --  for it
> is clear in the Hebrew Bible/LXX that God **does** put people through
> ordeals (cf. e.g.., Gen. 22; Deut 6-8).
> Jeffrey
> --

She cites only one example.

(Her pdf is locked and does not allow copy and paste. I hope my typing would
by free of typos.)  Here is a copy of her footnote for the word:

APEIRASTOS  "unable to be put through an ordeal." Occurs only here in the
N.T. A rare word. See I. Smyrna (Smyrna II- III), honorific text,
"Elpidianos, sacred [slave], honors his master Marcus AUrelius
Soterikhos,the *momothete-strategos*, and commander of armed men who puts no
one through an ordeal."


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