Webb Mealy webb at selftest.net
Fri May 16 18:25:59 EDT 2008

I suppose you get the clue if taking the words in their ordinary meanings
results in absurdity. Paul says "we have died", yet he is alive and he is
addressing living people. So "we have died" has to be understood as a figure
of speech. But that is only step one in trying to figure out what is going

Webb Mealy

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[mailto:b-greek-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of John Wilking
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Subject: Re: [B-Greek] APEQANOMEN THi

Concerning the previous post, on a broader scale, how do we know if a phrase
is metaphorical?  

John C. Wilking

--- On Wed, 5/14/08, John Wilking <jcwilking at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: John Wilking <jcwilking at yahoo.com>
> To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 5:30 PM
> I haven't found any discussion of APEQANOMEN THi as a
> possible metaphor in Romans 6:2, APEQANOMEN THi hAMARTIAi.
> John C. Wilking

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