From: David Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Sep 11 1995 - 11:54:47 EDT
On Mon, 11 Sep 1995, Mark O'Brien wrote:
> Original message sent on Sun, Sep 10 6:35 PM by
> email@example.com (David Moore) :
> > Although most dictionaries define "Christ" as "Messiah", in most
> > contexts and for most contemporary readers, "Christ" lacks the Old
> > Testament connotations that "Messiah" legitimately brings with it.
> > Part of this problem stems from "Christ" having come into English
> > from Greek as a transliterated word. The problem is that the
> > meaning which XRISTOS had for 1st-century readers of Greek is not
> > necessarily that which the word "Christ" has for us.
> You raise an interesting point. Don't we also run into the same sort of
> problems with a term like "baptism" as well?
> Mark O'Brien
Yes, definitely! But, IMO, BAPTIZW and related cognates present a
somewhat more complex problem for the translator.
David L. Moore Southeastern Spanish District
Miami, Florida of the Assemblies of God
firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Education
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