Re: ALLON & hETERON Luke 7:19,20

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Wed Mar 31 1999 - 17:30:13 EST

At 11:25 AM -0800 3/31/99, clayton stirling bartholomew wrote:
>In Luke 7:19,20 the manuscript evidence can be used in the service of
>NT lexical semantics. The distinction between ALLON (another of the same
>kind) and hETERON (another of a different kind) seems to have faded by
>the NT period.

I know that usage in the case of these is not the same in Koine as in
Classical Attic, but there the difference is not what you've cited, Clay.
Rather, the -TER- element in hETEROS means that hETEROS can only refer to a
second of two items, whereas ALLOS means more generally "different."

Carl W. Conrad
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