Re: Jn 20:16; Did John Goof?

From: Paul F. Evans (
Date: Sat Apr 11 1998 - 21:37:12 EDT

<x-html><!x-stuff-for-pete base="" src="" id="0"><html><head></head><BODY bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><p><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">John,<br><br>Saturday, April 11, 1998 7:48 PM John M. Moe Wrote:<br><br>&gt; If I understand correctly, TDNT seems to be considered, (at least to<br>&gt; some extent) &quot;unworthy of one's interest or concern,&quot; because of what is<br>&gt; perceived to be too great a reliance on etymology an not enough regard<br>&gt; for context. &nbsp;I may be way off base here, but I have noticed that it is<br>&gt; not regarded highly by scholars and if it's not too far off topic for<br>&gt; B-Greek I, for one, would appreciate some discussion of its weaknesses<br>&gt; and strengths.<br><br>Surely the whole point of the TDNT is the etymological rather than contextual approach? &nbsp;It is about understanding a specific word &nbsp;in its raw form and its &quot;history&quot; and not its use in a particular context, that is the task of the interpreter. &nbsp;However, the interpreter's w
ork cannot be done in a vacuum, just as word meanings, even when contextually shaped, don't exist in a vacuum.<br><br>Rev. Paul F. Evans<br>Pastor<br>Wilmington First &nbsp;Pentecostal Holiness Church<br>MT. Olive, NC<br><br>E-mail: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><br><br></p>

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