Re: Logic biblical?

From: Don Wilkins (
Date: Sat Jun 07 1997 - 16:25:18 EDT

At 7:13 AM 6/7/97, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
>At 2:53 PM -0400 6/6/97, Eric Weiss wrote:
>>(a gentle reminder and request)
>>Is there a way this discussion of whether "logic" is a biblical concept
>>or value can be steered in the direction of becoming a discussion about
>>Biblical Greek grammar or exegesis or interpretation?
>Apparently not, Eric. I unleashed it by foolishly violating my own
>principle of avoiding theological issues except when they are inescapably
>at the core of the Greek of a passage under discussion. I deeply regret
>having done so, not because I've abandoned my thinking on the subject, but
>because sides are being drawn in a partisan contention that is theological
>at the core rather than as you describe, about Biblical Greek grammar or
>problems of exegesis or interpretation arising from the Greek text--and
>this is really not the appropriate forum for that contention." My apologies
>to the list.

At the risk of extending the discussion (which I have not followed in any
detail), I would suggest that there is at least an elementary connection
with Greek and exegesis through such concepts as conditional sentences
(e.g. the implication of causality in "if A, then B") and predication or
sets, as we see in important predicate nominative constructions and their
implications. Forgive me if this has already been noted.

Don Wilkins

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