Date: Thu Dec 23 1999 - 10:57:41 EST
In a message dated 99-12-23 06:55:18 EST, email@example.com writes:
<< The info at these URLs address an idiom involved in the HARPAGMOS crux. If
the idiom is not recognized (and I didn't see any evidence of it in the few
posts on the subject that I just read, though I didn't read all of them),
then the thrust of the passage will be severely misconstrued. There was a
diss. at Harvard (Roy Hoover) that has, IMHO, provided the best explanation
of the idiom and its function here. There was an *HTR* article summarizing
the diss. as well. >>
Dear Rod and other B-Greekers,
Hoover's dissertation appeared in the Harvard Theological Review (64 (1971)
95-119). A followup article supporting Hoover's claims was published in 1986
(N.T. Wright. "hARPAGMOS and the Meaning of Philippians 2:5-11," JTS. 321-52).
In 1988, however, an article rebutting the averrations of both Wright and
Hoover was written and published in HTR by J.C. O'Neill ("Hoover on hARPAGMOS
Reviewed, with a Modest Proposal Concerning Philippians 2:6").
He wrote on p. 447: ' "The meaning of hARPAGMOS, however, remains doubtful.
Hoover has produced no compelling case for translating "to think of something
as hARPAGMON" as "to think of something as something to take advantage of."
It can always mean "to think of something as an occasion for acting as a
robber, snatching back or reaper of advantage." '
Cf. C.A. Wannamaker (NT Stud. Vol. 33, 1987, pp. 179-193).
--- B-Greek home page: http://sunsite.unc.edu/bgreek You are currently subscribed to b-greek as: [firstname.lastname@example.org] To unsubscribe, forward this message to leave-b-greek-329W@franklin.oit.unc.edu To subscribe, send a message to email@example.com
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.4 : Sat Apr 20 2002 - 15:40:51 EDT