Re: Love feasts in Jude 12

From: clayton stirling bartholomew (
Date: Tue Feb 17 1998 - 06:38:29 EST


One more note on AGAPH in Jude 12. BAGD (p6) suggests that there may be some
connection between this use of AGAPH and FILITIA. The idea of FILITIA was
possibly taken over into the NT vocabulary but word that was used was AGAPH.
This is etymology, which like statistics is one of the black arts. For what
it's worth the following is the citation for FILITIA from L&S intermediate

filitia, ta, (filos) = sussitia, the common meals or public tables at
Sparta, Arist. filition, to, the common hall in which the public table was
kept, Xen., Plut.:others read fidition or feidition -ia, (as if from
feidomai) a frugal table, cheap dinner.

Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
Three Tree Point
P.O. Box 255 Seahurst WA 98062

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