Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:Mike Burke wrote:
Does καθίστημι indicate repetition in the 1st person future active indicative singular form?
Back to your question. I would answer "no". (...) In this case you can't say that because the LSJ dictionary says "especially" the word means that "especially" thing.
I'll continue a bit. BDAG/BAGD, Louw-Nida and Danker (The Concise..) are representatives of good NT Greek dictionaries. If you follow them, it's difficult to go wrong. There's always place for enhancements, but basically, if a meaning is not found in them, then the word doesn't have that meaning in the New Testament. It may have, but you have to be familiar with high level exegesis, lexicology, linguistics etc. and be able to find occurrences of that word from all the Koine literature and read the literature to be able to argue that. LSJ is a good help, but it's not written for detailed NT study. For the record here are the possible definitions of καθίστημι from two sources:
Danker: 1. 'bring down to a location', conduct - 2. 'put into a position of responsibility', appoint - 3. 'cause to become', make.
Louw-Nida: (37.104) to assign to someone a position of authority over others - 'to put in charge of, to appoint, to designate'. (13.9) to cause a state to be - 'to cause to be, to make to be, to make, to result in, to bring upon, to bring about.'
No idea of repetition or restoration of a previous state. It's possible that the word has had that restoration meaning in earlier times but not anymore in the NT times. Or it just doesn't have it in the NT. Maybe LSJ gives examples of Koine usage. But for the NT words and the meanings in the NT the above mentioned dictionaries are more authoritative.