Acts 7:12 Byzantine text wrote:Ἀκούσας δὲ Ἰακὼβ ὄντα σῖτα ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ, ἐξαπέστειλεν τοὺς πατέρας ἡμῶν πρῶτον.
There is of course a very obvious difference - in Greek, as in English - between the grain that we will eat - σῖτος (grain) and the one that we will plant - σπέρμα (seed grain). In my case at least, I am stressing the difference in meaning between these two in my learning of the words, and paying too little attention to the extenstion of the meaning of σῖτος / σιτίον to "food", which is more particular to Greek, and not so easily taken in English.Acts 7:12 Eclectic text wrote:Ἀκούσας δὲ Ἰακὼβ ὄντα σιτία εἰς Αἴγυπτον, ἐξαπέστειλεν τοὺς πατέρας ἡμῶν πρῶτον.
I am interested to actively extend my own understanding of the meanings of σῖτος / σιτίον to "food" in an intelligent way. Has anybody looked at this?