[B-Greek] Fear of fear - 1Pe 3:6

Oun Kwon kwonbbl at gmail.com
Fri Apr 30 19:05:49 EDT 2010


1Pe 3:6b

hHS EGENHQHTE TEKNA AGAQOPOIOUSAI
KAI MH FOBOUMENAI MHDEMIAN PTOHSIN

It is hard to see what the phrase μὴ φοβούμεναι	μηδεμίαν πτόησιν is
trying to tell. (BDAG p. 895 PTOHSIS gives several glosses -
'terrifying' 'intimidation' 'fear' 'terror'.)
Most English translations do not help much, while some do smooth it over.

Is it possible understand this phrase something like 'fear of fear'?

Oun Kwon.



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