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by Chris Eilers
September 20th, 2012, 8:21 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Words for nature, automatic, natural and existence?
Replies: 4
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Re: Words for nature, automatic, natural and existence?

Thanks for your thoughts, Randall. I appreciate the point about languages being a snapshot at a particular time and in a particular context, and the problem of understanding any given piece of writing in the context of what could have been said at the time, given the lexical range available at the t...
by Chris Eilers
September 19th, 2012, 9:56 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Words for nature, automatic, natural and existence?
Replies: 4
Views: 1804

Re: Words for nature, automatic, natural and existence?

Thanks, David. For some reason it didn’t occur to me that I could google for an online distionary that translated English into Attic (Biblical) Greek, and that such a dictionary would provide the English senses for the various Greek words and phrases it listed.
by Chris Eilers
September 15th, 2012, 10:44 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Words for nature, automatic, natural and existence?
Replies: 4
Views: 1804

Words for nature, automatic, natural and existence?

I would be grateful if anyone could tell me whether Biblical Greek had words for: 1) “nature” (as in the nature of trees); 2) “automatic” or “natural” (in the sense of something that happens of own accord, and invariably happens in certain circumstances); 3) “existence”. At a guess, there have alway...