[B-Greek] the meaning of PISTOS
iver_larsen at sil.org
Mon Dec 20 01:45:15 EST 2010
It fits the context better to take it as "faithful", and all translations that I
have checked do that.
Paul is writing to the church, so it would not be adding anything to say they
are "believers", especially since they have already been referred to as hAGIOI.
Paul often starts his letters by saying something positive about his audience,
and calling them "faithful" therefore fist better. Their faithfulness or
commitment is to the Messiah, Jesus.
You may want to compare with 1 Cor 4:17, Col 1:2,7; 4:7,9.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kristi Nordaas" <knordaas at yahoo.com>
To: <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: 20. december 2010 02:34
Subject: [B-Greek] the meaning of PISTOS
Thanks to Blue Harris for his response and helping me to post this properly!
Just wondering whether the interpretation of PISTOIS in Eph 1 should be
"believing" or "faithful"
(and on what basis)
EPHESIANS 1:1 PAULOS, APOSTOLOS IHSOU CRISTOU DIA QELHMATOS QEOU, TOIS hAGIOIS
TOIS OUSIN EN EFESWi KAI PISTOIS EN CRISTWi IHSOU·
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