From: Steven Cox (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Mar 24 1998 - 11:24:20 EST
I just noticed Bauer's quote from Plato
PAN TO DAIMONION METAXU ESTI QEOU TE KAI QNHTOU
to illustrate "of independant beings who occupy
a position somewhere between the human and the divine"
what exactly does this mean?
to [some] Greeks was it that they were naturally
part of that between God and [the] mortal? (and hence truly
"independant" as Bauer says)
Or were they caught in a limbo between as a result of the
fall of QEOI or death of the bodies of QNHTOI
I ask this because in Jewish literature unclean spirits
are sometimes dead souls (as in the souls of Enoch's giants)
and in various Asian forms of Buddhism/Shinto/Shamanism the
common and garden demons (the ones who do the possessing of
people and cursing crops and animals) tend to be dead rather
than truly "independant beings" as Bauer. So what did the
So my question:
Was it possible for either a QEOS or a QNHTOS to enter the
A related question
The Greeks' comment in Acts 17:18 - is DAIMONION an insult
here or neutral? "foreign ghosts" or "unknown gods"??
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