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by Brendon Henshaw
July 20th, 2018, 4:42 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: τὸ δὲ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ at Colossians 2:17
Replies: 15
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Re: τὸ δὲ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ at Colossians 2:17

Oops, sorry, got the postpositive thingy around the wrong way, mixing it up with prepositive. I think I can recall post as being in relation to the word posted before. Pre is in relation to the word proceeding it. Whew over 30 years since I did this grammar stuff at school. Thanks for pointing that...
by Brendon Henshaw
July 20th, 2018, 4:22 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: τὸ δὲ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ at Colossians 2:17
Replies: 15
Views: 2335

Re: τὸ δὲ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ at Colossians 2:17

Oops, sorry, got the postpositive thingy around the wrong way, mixing it up with prepositive. I think I can recall post as being in relation to the word posted before. Pre is in relation to the word proceeding it. Whew over 30 years since I did this grammar stuff at school. Thanks for pointing that...
by Brendon Henshaw
July 20th, 2018, 9:06 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: τὸ δὲ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ at Colossians 2:17
Replies: 15
Views: 2335

Re: τὸ δὲ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ at Colossians 2:17

That's one way of understanding the genitive predicate here - τοῦ Κυρίου ἐσμέν in Romans means "we are the Lord's". With this interpretation, τὸ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ means "the body is Christ's", which can be phrased various ways in English. "the body belongs to Christ" is one of these ways. Thanks for ...
by Brendon Henshaw
July 20th, 2018, 5:35 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: τὸ δὲ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ at Colossians 2:17
Replies: 15
Views: 2335

Re: τὸ δὲ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ at Colossians 2:17

Just to confirm your definition: So this is telling us about the "body" of that which is to come, and saying that it is τοῦ Χριστοῦ Putting your words into the scripture reads: do not let someone judge you in food or in drink or in participating in a feast ἢ νεομηνίας ἢ σαββάτων or a new moon or Sa...
by Brendon Henshaw
July 19th, 2018, 5:45 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: τὸ δὲ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ at Colossians 2:17
Replies: 15
Views: 2335

Re: τὸ δὲ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ at Colossians 2:17

Yes I know this is not easy greek and well above me, thus my reason for coming onto this forum. Yes I agree with you on really needing to translate entire sentences to get any feel at all, and the syntax of the sentence is essential. One important thing to keep in mind: in the beginner's forum, the...
by Brendon Henshaw
July 18th, 2018, 12:49 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: τὸ δὲ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ at Colossians 2:17
Replies: 15
Views: 2335

Re: τὸ δὲ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ at Colossians 2:17

Hi Brendon, First off, you really need to translate entire sentences to get any feel at all, and the syntax of the sentence is essential. Google Translate does not understand New Testament Greek and will give you silly answers. So let's start with a complete sentence: Μὴ οὖν τις ὑμᾶς κρινέτω ἐν βρώ...
by Brendon Henshaw
July 17th, 2018, 2:06 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: τὸ δὲ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ at Colossians 2:17
Replies: 15
Views: 2335

τὸ δὲ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ at Colossians 2:17

What is the Meaning of the Phrase τὸ δὲ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ at Colossians 2:17 Below are English translations of this text: each one seems to give a different meaning: the reality, however, is found in Christ - New International Version but the substance belongs to Christ - English Standard Version but...

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