[B-Greek] Semantic Range of Prepositions

Elizabeth Kline kline_dekooning at earthlink.net
Sat Mar 20 15:42:13 EDT 2010

On Mar 20, 2010, at 12:00 PM, Richard Lindeman wrote:

> One of the great challenges in koine is the semantic range of prepositions.
> To what degree are prepositions just simple prepositions in koine and to
> what degree are they extensions of noun case usage that require a semantic
> analysis of the nouns they are associated with? And how can one tell the
> difference? There always seems to be a balancing act going on between
> reading of prepositions spatially, as true to their own meaning, and reading
> prepositions interpretively as true to their context. Any words of advice on
> this challenge from our more learned scholars?
> Thanks!
> Rich Lindeman  

One method for dealing with this "balancing act" is Prototype theory. 

Elizabeth Kline

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