Re: 2 Cor 3:18

On Thu, 28 Apr 1994 16:19:36 EST you said:
>Does anyone have any opinions on whether katoptrizomenoi in 2 Cor 3:18 should
>be understood as "beholding" or "reflecting"?  Or perhaps "beholding as by
>the katoptrizomenoi thn doxan and those who still have a veil over their
>hearts, but is this because they do not see the glory or because they do not
>receive it?

I would vote for "reflecting" or "mirroring" precisely because KATOPTRON is
such a regular word for "mirror" (although ESOPTRON is found for it in 1 Cor
13:12). KATOPTRIZOMAI ought therefore to mean "function as a mirror (for)."
Of course, on the other hand, things ain't always what they oughta be.

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