From: Jim West (
Date: Sat May 30 1998 - 08:31:39 EDT

At 08:29 AM 5/30/98 -0400, you wrote:
>In a message dated 98-05-29 21:31:50 EDT, you write:
><< Then I hit verse 16 and it's "KAI XARIN ANTI XARITOS". >>
>I wondered about this same thing. I hear "against" when I hear ANTI. Usually
>"in opposition to." But in "Grace against grace" I see a picture of receiving
>so many graces and favors from Christ that they must be placed one against the
>other, side by side, pushed together, to fit them all in.
>"What think ye...?" Am I looking to hard and seeing more than is there?
>William Boyd
>Royal Palm Beach, Fl.

As I mentioned earlier, this preposition can also mean "in place of" or
"instead". The idiom means somtheing like "grace on top of grace" in english.



Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology

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