[B-Greek] Heb 12:27 METAQESIS
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.
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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