[B-Greek] FOBOS in Eph 5-6

Eric Inman eric-inman at comcast.net
Sun Apr 4 09:22:32 EDT 2010


OUK ESTIN FOBHMA EI MH FOBOFOBOIA

Eric Inman 

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[mailto:b-greek-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Carl Conrad
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Subject: Re: [B-Greek] FOBOS in Eph 5-6


On Apr 4, 2010, at 8:25 AM, Mark Lightman wrote:

> Elizabeth wrote:
>  
> <What I am concerned about is tendency among north american  NT 
> scholars to have a phobia about fear.>
>  
> I like it.  φοβοφοβια.  FOBOFOBIA.

Jawohl! And it has that echt-griechisch onomatopoetic reduplication too.
Think of BARBAROI (English-speakers) and BORBOROS (slime) and BREKEKEKEX
(Froggy came a courtin).

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Retired)



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