fwd: Re: PISTIS in Josephus

From: Jim West (jwest@Highland.Net)
Date: Thu Mar 18 1999 - 07:52:57 EST

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>From: John Moe <John.M.Moe-1@tc.umn.edu>
>Subject: Re: PISTIS in Josephus
>To: Jim West <jwest@Highland.Net>
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>Organization: Rev. John M. Moe
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>My understanding of PISTIS in the NT, is that it usually refers to
>something like trust resulting in allegiance. I don't think the
>cognitive process is much involved. Carl Conrad recently mentioned the
>close connection between PISTIS and hPAKOH.
>Luther made the same observation in his comments on 2 Peter 1:14 (I'll
>check that ref. when I get to my study in the morning.
>If we take PISTIS as a cognitive process, and hPAKOH/hPAKOUW, as
>obedience/obey, I think we miss the point in passages like Rom 10
>(especially around verses 10ff).
>There is allot of "LISTEN" (that was shouting) left in hPAKO-. See
>TDNT's article on this word group.
>"The frequent use of hHUPAKOUEIN for shema in the LXX shows how
>strongly the idea of hearing is still present for the translator in the
>Gk. hHUPAKOUEIN. Hence hHUPAKOUEIN and hHUPAKH as terms for religious
>activity are always to be thought of within the sphere of a religion
>which receives the divine Word by hearing and then translates it into
>action . . . (TDNT, 1:224)
>My 2 cents
>John M. Moe

Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology

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