[b-hebrew] Genesis 3:15 and order of ideas

George F Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Wed Dec 22 14:42:22 EST 2004

On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 13:27:52 -0500 Jim West <jwest at highland.net> writes:
> At 01:18 PM 12/22/2004, you wrote:
> >Paul, being a Roman citizen from Asia Minor, probably spoke Greek 
> as his
> >mother toungue, and probably thought in Greek as well. Chances are 
> that he
> >"imported" Greek expressions into his Hebrew or Aramaic, not the 
> other way
> >around. Certainly, when writing Greek, he thought like a Greek.
> >
> >Yigal
> Paul in 99% likelihood was not the author of Hebrews.  Whoever did 
> write 
> it, wrote excellent greek, excelled in the New Testament only by the 
> author 
> of 1 Peter.  Nonetheless you are correct in observing that when 
> writing 
> Greek one thinks in Greek and including a loan word or two from 
> Hebrew or 
> Aramaic doesn't change that fact any more than someone occasionally 
> inserting "vis-a-vis" makes them a fluent thinker in French.
> Jim
> ++++++++++++++++++++
> Jim West, ThD
> Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies
> Quartz Hill School of Theology

Oops!  Ignore the previous.  I overlooked the "not" in the sentence
regarding alleged Pauline authorship of Hebrews.


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