Re: "Perfect"?

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Mon Oct 30 1995 - 16:23:13 EST

At 2:44 PM 10/30/95, Scott E. Blades wrote:
>I am not a greek scholar so I am fish out of water here, but I could think
>of no better place to get an answer to my question. Please forgive my
>intrustion and I will be out of your way as soon as possible.
>My question:
>What is the greek word for "perfect" in the verse below and what does it mean?
>I Corinthians 13:10
>"But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall
>be done away."

The adjective is TELEIOS, TELEIA, TELEION. In 1 Cor 10 the form is the
substantive, TO TELEION, "the perfect thing" or the
"perfected/completed/fulfilled thing"

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