Re: James 3:15

From: Jim West (
Date: Sun May 24 1998 - 16:45:18 EDT

At 03:54 PM 5/24/98 -0400, you wrote:
>(James 3:15 KJV) This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly,
>sensual, devilish.
>3:15 ouk estin auth h sofia anwqen katercomenh all epigeio" yucikh
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>Is James using these words as synonyms or equilivants. How close are they
>in meaning?

No, I think what we have here is a heightening or progression of thought;
i.e.- earthly < fleshly < demonic. From bad to worse, such god
de-sensitized wisdom is first earthly, then it prorgresses to being fleshly;
and finally becomes demonic.



Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology

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