[B-Greek] Heb 12:27 METAQESIS

Carl Conrad cwconrad2 at mac.com
Tue Jul 27 04:44:39 EDT 2010


On Jul 26, 2010, at 11:11 PM, Oun Kwon wrote:

> Heb 12:27  TO DE ETI hAPAX DHLOI
> [THN] TWN SALEUOMENWN METAQESIS hWS PEPOIMHENWN,
> hINA MEINHi TA MH SALEUOMENA.

More accurately:
Heb 12:27 TO DE ETI hAPAX DHLOI [THN] TWN SALEUOMENWN 
METAQESIN hWS PEPOIHMENWN, hINA MEINHi TA MH SALEUOMENA. 
> 
> Now my question on METAQESIS
> 
> A brief quotation from BDAG on METAQESIS –  p. 639
> (1) removal to another place Heb 11:5
> (2) change, transformation Heb 7:12; 12:27
> 
> Why have most translations chosen 'removal' on this text? Is it a
> matter of exegesis?

I think the answer lies in the self-evident contrast between what has
happened to TA SALEUOMENA, i.e., METAQESIN, and the
expected result of the one last shaking of the earth: the abiding/
ongoing presence (MEINHi) of TA MH SALEUOMENA.
What is not shaken abides, what is shaken is removed.


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






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