Date: Tue Mar 11 1997 - 14:34:46 EST
In a message dated 97-03-11 12:56:32 EST, you write:
<< Although I've read through Hebrews several times, I've never made a study
of its style. I've noticed, one thing which strikes me as very peculiar--it
may reflect some kind of contemporary high Hellenistic style that I'm not
familiar with, but it is alien to anything that I consciously recall ever
having read--in that it does the very thing that English-speaking students
today who are beginning to learn Greek composition are warned against:
using nouns to carry the weight of what Greek normally expresses through
May I have your permission to quote you? I'm writing a sort of post-grad
thesis, (which may turn into a dissertation) on the structure and logic of
Hebrews. Your observations will help me to make a point.
You know that Origin thought the Greek in Hebrews was fantastic, high-level
stuff. Paul was "rude" in comparison in his view.
Your observations coincide with my suspicions.
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