Re: telew

Date: Tue May 19 1998 - 09:58:07 EDT

Are the papers bills? Are they invoices? How was business done
then? Could the documents in question have simply been records of
transactions that were paid on delivery? Could the meaning of the
perfect of TELEW simply have meant that there is nothing more to do
regarding this particular transaction, meaning that BOTH the goods
have been delivered AND the payment has been made?

George Blaisdell

Pete Phillips wrote:
> I wonder whether this is all getting a little obtuse. If the word appears at the top of a bill we need to question why. TELEW seems to have some link with the paying of bills (see Carl's response and Moulton quoted in other responses). Therefore because the perfect passive means "it has been completed, accomplished, brought to fulfilment" this is not so far away from "it is paid".
> So as far as bills are concerned I think I have no problem with the word meaning "Paid in full". But Jesus in John's Gospel is not saying "Paid in full". Surely he is saying "I've done it - I've accomplished the task of revelation for which I came".
> The pastors' problem is in transferring a translation from one context to another without retranslating. We move onto a different area of TELEW's semantic domain without the pastors acknowledging the shift.
> Pete Phillips,
> Lecturer in NT,
> Cliff College, Calver, Derbyshire, UK
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim West []
> Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 1998 12:06 AM
> To:
> Subject: telew
> Yup, it is found on receipts. No one loves Moulton more than I! But just
> because a word is found on a receipt does not mean that every time that word
> is used it has reference to a bill being paid.
> For instance, take any english word you like, put it somewhere, and try to
> convince people that every time they see that word, they have to think of
> that item.
> Best,
> Jim
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Jim West, ThD
> Quartz Hill School of Theology

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