Re: Philippians 4:7

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Sat Jun 26 1999 - 18:09:23 EDT

At 11:56 AM -0400 6/26/99, Lee Deavers wrote:
>Do you agree that "noema" should be translated 'thoughts' as the AV so
>interprets? Please explain.

Since it is an accusative plural, TA NOHMATA, I think either "thoughts" or
"intentions" is reasonable. It is a -MA noun based on a verbal stem NOH-,
and such nouns usually represent the product or result produced by the
action of the verb.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
Summer: 1647 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243

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