Date: Wed May 21 1997 - 07:29:13 EDT
jonathan asks: <<Can we assume that the saints that are being discussed here
need to be changed, restored, set like a broken arm, furnished like an empty
to demonstrate a thought map one should find as many contemporary settings
wherein a word occurs as possible, and note the sense in each setting that
necessitates a sense. from all the senses discoverable, a generic signification
will have been generated. one then must fix upon an import suitable to the
locus in question.
one must always guard against transferring to the locus in question a specific
sense warranted by another setting into the setting at hand that does not
analogous situation: someone found a text where a commander on concluding a
campaign said tetelectai 'it is finished' and forthwith concluded that our Lord
was using 'a military figure' --
this had no more basis than to assert that He had finished weaving a garment or
filling an irrigation ditch. dumb stuff, nt greek.
bearded bill of asheville <firstname.lastname@example.org>
unca not having approved either whom or thereof.
p.s. not that it's really dumb stuff, but that some high % of assertions
partake of much the same character.
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