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by Mike Burke Deactivated
March 1st, 2013, 9:58 am
Forum: Other
Topic: meaning and etymology of Phonos
Replies: 6
Views: 2818

Re: meaning and etymology of Phonos

although it is used of death through negligence in Deuteronomy 22:8. It's also used to describe the Israelites' killing their enemies in battle in Leviticus 26:7 There is no automatic about it. It depends on context. Thank you, but BDAG and Strong's both seem define phonos as "murder," and the defi...
by Mike Burke Deactivated
February 26th, 2013, 1:19 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: meaning and etymology of Phonos
Replies: 6
Views: 2818

meaning and etymology of Phonos

What is the etymology of Phonos?

Does the word itself convey the concept of premeditation, or unauthorized killing?

Would it automatically exclude justifiable homicide, execution, and killing in time of war?
by Mike Burke Deactivated
February 10th, 2013, 3:46 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: ego eimi in John 8:58
Replies: 1
Views: 1922

ego eimi in John 8:58

Is it true that ego eimi (as used in John 8:58) would be bad grammar if Jesus wasn't making a Theological statement about His own Divinity? All the English Translations I've seen translate this verse something like "before Abraham was, I AM," and that's certainly bad English grammar, but is it as gl...
by Mike Burke Deactivated
November 10th, 2012, 3:34 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Diapantos
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

Re: Diapantos

What does Diapantos mean? Are you aware of the LSJ lexicon online? http://www.tlg.uci.edu/lsj/ No I wasn't. But I tried pasting "Diapantos" into the search box, and doing a search, and it looks like I'll need to get some kind of Greek font software to do that? Could someone give me a brief definiti...
by Mike Burke Deactivated
November 10th, 2012, 2:15 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Diapantos
Replies: 4
Views: 1267

Diapantos

What does Diapantos mean?
by Mike Burke Deactivated
November 8th, 2012, 1:10 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Pisteuo
Replies: 5
Views: 1652

Re: Pisteuo

Mike, your question about πιστευω seems to reflect the supposition (not necessarily on your part) that Greek words are somehow more meaningful than English words, or certainly more precise. Thus, if only we could know what "The Greek" says, we could dispense with all the ambiguity of a translation ...
by Mike Burke Deactivated
November 7th, 2012, 10:59 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Pisteuo
Replies: 5
Views: 1652

Re: Pisteuo

What does the word "Pisteuo" (usually translated "believe") mean? I ask because I've seen definitions of this word that include things like "trust," "commitment," and "confidence," and none of those ideas seem a necessary part of the English word to me. (I mean, as an English speaker, I could say t...
by Mike Burke Deactivated
November 5th, 2012, 1:16 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Rev. 4:11 (Codex Vaticanus)?
Replies: 7
Views: 1955

Re: Rev. 4:11 (Codex Vaticanus)?

There's no negation. It's (literally) "for Your will they were, and were created." You can see for yourself: http://codexsinaiticus.org/en/manuscript.aspx?book=59&chapter=4&lid=en&side=r&verse=11&zoomSlider=0 I thought Codex Vatanicus was what's meant by "manuscript B" here. another oldt manuscript...
by Mike Burke Deactivated
November 4th, 2012, 11:53 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Prepositions
Replies: 8
Views: 1939

Re: Prepositions

What's the difference (if there is any difference) between Epi and En? It depends. In some contexts they are as different as the difference between external (upon) and internal (in). In other contexts, not so much. I would also say that although there is almost always a difference between the prepo...
by Mike Burke Deactivated
November 4th, 2012, 11:49 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Rev. 4:11 (Codex Vaticanus)?
Replies: 7
Views: 1955

Rev. 4:11 (Codex Vaticanus)?

I understand Codex Vaticanus reads "because of Thy will they were not, and were created" (Rev. 4:11.)

Is that really how the Greek text reads (and what exactly would that expression mean)?

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