[B-Greek] LXX Genesis 1:2 - tohu as AORATOS
cwconrad2 at mac.com
Wed May 28 12:25:03 EDT 2008
On May 28, 2008, at 12:20 PM, Eric S. Weiss wrote:
> So you're saying that AORISTOS is perhaps a more accurate
> translation of tohu
> than AORATOS?
> Which does indeed suggest exegesis or Platonizing going on in the
I'm not suggesting anything other than that there's no relationship
between hORIZW and hORAW. I'd just as soon not speculate on what was
in the mind of the LXX translator.
> Carl Conrad <cwconrad2 at mac.com> wrote:
> On May 28, 2008, at 12:05 PM, Eric S. Weiss wrote:
>> I would guess that a word related to hORIZW would better mean
>> "undefined" for tohu
>> than a word like AORATOS which is related to hORAW. But maybe they
>> are related
>> to each other.
> But that is AORISTOS: ever heard of the "aorist" 'tense'? What French
> calls "le passé indéfini"?
> The root of hORIZW is hOROS, 'boundary'; there's no relationship to
> fORA, the root of hORAW.
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Retired)
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