From: John M. Moe (John.M.Moefirstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Feb 18 1997 - 18:11:50 EST
The following quote from Louw, and Nida occured.
"There is, however, one significant clue to possible meaningful
differences in at least some contexts, namely, the fact that people
arenever commanded to love one another with filew or filia, but only
with agapaw and agaph."
This is, of course, litteraly true, but here is a curiosity (at least to
me). Men are commanded to love (AGAPAW) their wives in the NT, Eph
5:25, Eph 5:28, Eph 5:33, Col 3:19, but women are never commanded to
love their husbands. But in an interesting passage at Tit. 2:4 the older
women are to SWFRONIZWSIN TAS NEAS FILANDROUN EINAI FILOTEKNOUS. Carl
(with your love of etemology) and any who are interested, do these
compounds and this NT curiosity bear any on the NT meaning and use of
FILEW/FILIA ><AGAPAW/AGAPH ?
John M. Moe
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