Re: 1 Cor. 1:5-7

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Wed Oct 11 1995 - 12:06:14 EDT

At 10:54 AM 10/11/95, Bruce Terry wrote:
>Carl, I am curious as to your assertion: "KAINAI GLWSSAI can hardly refer to
>known human languages." It would seem to me that the tongues could be new to
>the speaker (and not just languages that are new). But then I come from a
>family where we referred to a recently purchased used car as "our new car."

Bruce, we had a little thread back during the summer, I think, on the
difference between KAINOS and NEOS. KAINOS means newly-created,
newly-invented, unprecedented. I don't think that tongues new only to the
speaker would count as KAINAI.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO, USA 63130
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