ἐν χριστῷ (Ephesians)

Semantic Range, Lexicography, and other approaches to word meaning - in general, or for particular words.

ἐν χριστῷ (Ephesians)

Postby jeffreyrequadt » October 19th, 2012, 8:41 am

I'm studying Ephesians, and I'm struggling with the phrase ἐν χριστῷ in Ephesians. I can do word searches, but I really don't want to try to find every occurrence in Greek literature of ἐν + personal name. For those of you familiar with Greek literature, can you send me in the direction of other (non-biblical) texts which use a similar idea that I can compare with Ephesians? Or a study that has done this? I don't want to re-invent the wheel.
Jeffrey T. Requadt
Tucson, AZ
jeffreyrequadt
 
Posts: 57
Joined: May 30th, 2011, 11:20 pm

Re: ἐν χριστῷ (Ephesians)

Postby Scott Lawson » October 19th, 2012, 11:35 am

jeffreyrequadt wrote:I'm studying Ephesians, and I'm struggling with the phrase ἐν χριστῷ in Ephesians. I can do word searches, but I really don't want to try to find every occurrence in Greek literature of ἐν + personal name. For those of you familiar with Greek literature, can you send me in the direction of other (non-biblical) texts which use a similar idea that I can compare with Ephesians? Or a study that has done this? I don't want to re-invent the wheel.


Jeffrey,
See BDAG εν 4c.

Εν τω κυριω ;-)
Scott Lawson
Scott Lawson
Scott Lawson
 
Posts: 313
Joined: June 9th, 2011, 6:36 pm

Re: ἐν χριστῷ (Ephesians)

Postby Scott Lawson » October 19th, 2012, 2:01 pm

...and by εν τω κυριω I mean BDAG's χυριος 1.
Scott Lawson
Scott Lawson
 
Posts: 313
Joined: June 9th, 2011, 6:36 pm

Re: ἐν χριστῷ (Ephesians)

Postby SusanJeffers » October 20th, 2012, 8:11 am

Hi Jeff --

If you're interested in εν χριστω in Ephesians one excellent place to start is all the occurrences of εν χριστω in Ephesians... to try to get a handle on what Paul had in mind and heart, particularly, by his use of this phrase in Ephesians, particularly...

Eph 1:1, 3; 2:6, 7, 10, 13; 3:6, 21; 4:32

Makes a nice devotional, even apart from its analytical value :-)

BDAG εν 4c attached - more what you've asked for... I'm assuming this falls under "fair use" --

χαρις σοι, και ειρηνη, εν Χριστω Ιησου,

Susan Jeffers
Attachments
en-BDAG-4c.pdf
(15.9 KiB) Downloaded 36 times
SusanJeffers
 
Posts: 69
Joined: June 3rd, 2011, 8:49 am

Re: ἐν χριστῷ (Ephesians)

Postby Eeli Kaikkonen » October 21st, 2012, 5:10 am

Con Campbell's new book might be interesting: http://zondervan.com/9780310329053 . "Greek scholar Constantine Campbell carefully examines every occurrence of the phrases ‘in Christ’, ‘with Christ’, ‘through Christ’, ‘into Christ,’ and other related expressions, exegeting each passage in context and taking into account the unique lexical contribution of each Greek preposition. Campbell then builds a holistic portrayal of Paul’s thinking and engages contemporary theological discussions about union with Christ by employing his evidence-based understanding of the theme."
Eeli Kaikkonen
 
Posts: 222
Joined: June 2nd, 2011, 7:49 am
Location: Finland


Return to Word Meanings

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron