[B-Greek] Rom 10:3

John Wilking jcwilking at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 14 20:54:27 EDT 2009


Other than using the idea of  "it seems to make sense," are you operating on any other criteria to determine the meaning of these verbs?


--- On Tue, 10/13/09, Iver Larsen <iver_larsen at sil.org> wrote:

From: Iver Larsen <iver_larsen at sil.org>
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Rom 10:3
To: "John Wilking" <jcwilking at yahoo.com>
Cc: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 1:31 PM

----- Original Message ----- From: "John Wilking" <jcwilking at yahoo.com>
To: "Carl Conrad" <cwconrad2 at mac.com>
Cc: <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: 12. oktober 2009 22:41
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Rom 10:3

> Carl,
> I just noticed the first textual variant for STHSHTE in Mk 7:9 is THRHSHTE. Are you aware of any evidence that would indicate whether this is somewhat synonymous with hISTHMI or possibly just a different idea?
> John

I would not call them synonyms, but certainly semantically related. With STHSHTE the focus is that they establish or set up their tradition (hH PARADOSIS hUMWN) in contrast to God's commandment (ENTOLH TOU QEOU). With THRHSHTE the focus is on what they keep most: God's command or their tradition. THRHSHTE makes most sense in context. It is not that they reject the commandment of God, but they keep their tradition above the commandment.

When I suggested "fulfill" for hISTHMI as one of the options it was primarily in the context of a promise or a prophecy. The Torah contained laws, prophecies and promises. In Mat 5:17 Jesus came to PLHRWSAI (bring to fulfillment) not KATALUSAI (destroy) both the Torah and the Prophets.

Iver Larsen 


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