[B-Greek] The Use of the Greek Participle in Rev 17:7

Carl Conrad cwconrad2 at mac.com
Wed Jul 21 05:58:40 EDT 2010

On Jul 21, 2010, at 5:44 AM, John Calvin Hall wrote:

> Ah!
> Now, the question begs...  What is the difference between BASTAZW and
> Excellent post.  Thank you!

You really ought to consult a lexicon to answer that sort of question.
BASTAZW means "hold up" or "carry", while hUPOMENW means "withstand" or "endure" or "stay the course."
But BDAG, s.v. BASTAZW 2.b.β. "be able to bear up under especially trying or oppressive circumstances bear, endure" We speak sometimes of being able to "carry the load" or "bear the burden.

> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 3:39 AM, George F Somsel <gfsomsel at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I don't see any determination from the language itself that it is either
>> willful or non-willful.  It is simply a fact.  I would suppose it to
>> be understood as willing from the context of the narrative that it is
>> willing, but I don't suppose that it is a factor of the language itself.
>> Note the use of the verb βαστάζω in Re 2 in the sense of "to endure."

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

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