Re: John 1:1

From: Jonathan Robie (
Date: Thu Feb 12 1998 - 17:48:45 EST

At 03:56 PM 2/12/98 -0600, you wrote:
>I am one who believes that cultural context is of paramount importance
>when trying to determine the meaning of any biblical passage - or for
>that matter, any unterance, ancient or contemporary. Witness how
>Americans, given their culture and the "presupposition pool" it entails,
>will not generally understand a Brit's question "Am I mean?" or the
>request to "Go and get a rubber", even if one knows everything their
>is to know about the grammar of these expressions and how they
>function syntactically.
The one that threw me for a loop recently was "knock me up sometime!"

Texcel Research

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