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by Mike Burke Deactivated
June 15th, 2013, 3:49 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Psyche
Replies: 14
Views: 6098

Re: Psyche

Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:
Mike Burke wrote: I was getting numa and psyche confused.
"Numa" is "lion" in Mangani language.
Isn't numa also the phonetic spelling of pneuma (πνεῦμα)?

Anyway, I'd still like to know if ψυχη meant butterfly or moth?

Can anyone tell me?
by Mike Burke Deactivated
June 15th, 2013, 1:57 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Psyche
Replies: 14
Views: 6098

Re: Psyche

I thought that it is "πνευμα" that means "wind", "breath" or "spirit" You're right. I was getting numa and psyche confused. Well here is one I found using Google: http://www.saintsebastianchurch.org/sta ... ction.html. That actually looks more like a moth to me. Does anyone know if the word (ancien...
by Mike Burke Deactivated
June 14th, 2013, 9:08 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Psyche
Replies: 14
Views: 6098

Psyche

I know psyche can mean wind, air, or spirit, but I was surprised to learn that it can mean butterfly and/or moth. From what I've learned, Aristotle first used the word to refer to some insect, and it came to mean that in Greek, but sources seem divided on whether it meant butterfly, or "night butter...
by Mike Burke Deactivated
June 9th, 2013, 5:24 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Romans 11:36
Replies: 11
Views: 2069

Re: Romans 11:36

Try to understand the Greek prepositions in a similarly way. We distinguish between "out of myself" and "by myself" and "for myself" in English, in much the same way that those prepositions in Rom 11:36 should I think be distinguished. I guess part of my problem is that I don't really see the disti...
by Mike Burke Deactivated
June 8th, 2013, 4:38 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Romans 11:36
Replies: 11
Views: 2069

Re: Romans 11:36

Thank you, but I still don't understand the distinction between dia and ek in Romans 11:36 (from an orthodox Christian point of view.)

Can anyone help?
by Mike Burke Deactivated
June 8th, 2013, 6:30 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Romans 11:36
Replies: 11
Views: 2069

Re: Romans 11:36

In brief, here "εκ" denotes the source and "δια" denotes the channel and "εις" denotes the reason.
But what is meant by "channel"?

If channel means instrumentality, wouldn't that imply something or someone using God as an instrument?
by Mike Burke Deactivated
June 8th, 2013, 4:00 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Romans 11:36
Replies: 11
Views: 2069

Romans 11:36

What is the distinction between "of Him" (ex autou) and "through Him" (di' autou) in Romans 11:36?
by Mike Burke Deactivated
April 18th, 2013, 10:52 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 15:16
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

Re: John 15:16

Forum rules .... Please quote the Greek text you are discussing directly in your post if it is reasonably short - do not ask people to look it up. Please quote the text and ask questions about the Greek text and not some translation. οὐχ ὑμεῖς με ἐξελέξασθε , ἀλλ' ἐγὼ ἐξελεξάμην ὑμᾶς , καὶ ἔθηκα ὑμ...
by Mike Burke Deactivated
April 18th, 2013, 1:26 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 15:16
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

John 15:16

I'm interested in John 15:16. Jesus says "I appointed you that ye (plural?) should bear fruit, and that your (plural?) fruit should remain, so that whatsoever ye (plural?) should ask the Father in My name He should give it to you (plural?). Is He talking about what they ask individually or collectiv...
by Mike Burke Deactivated
April 18th, 2013, 1:12 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 15:16
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

αἰτήσητε

What does αἰτήσητε mean?

I'm interested in how this word is used in John 15:16.

Jesus says "I appointed you that ye (plural?) should bear fruit, and that your (plural?) fruit should remain, so that whatsoever ye (plural?) should ask the Father in My name He should give it to you (plural?).

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