Re: QEOTHS-Col 2:9

From: Jim West (
Date: Mon Sep 13 1999 - 13:54:40 EDT

At 10:18 AM 9/13/99 -0700, you wrote:
>Dear Friends,
> In Col 2:9 the word QEOTHS is used, and is usually translated "Deity" or
>"Godhead". Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon defines it as "Godhead, the state
>of being God". I believe this word only appears in this text in all the GNT.
>Thayer comments that this word is different than QEIOTHS (Acts 17:29; Rom
>1:20) which is usually translated as "Divinity". Does anyone know where in
>other Greek literature contemporaneous or prior to the writing of Colossians
>this word is used outside the GNT? Many thanks.

See Plutarch- De Def. Orac. 10
Lucian- Icarom 9
Hermes- 10, 1, 4; 11,5, 11:10, 14



Jim West, ThD
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