From: Charles Skallerud (
Date: Sat Mar 04 2000 - 21:18:51 EST

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<DIV><FONT face="Times New Roman">QUMOS is not restricted to anger or other
negative emotions.&nbsp; I happen to have come across it in Homer lately where
it can mean the fundamental power of life in an individual.&nbsp; Languages have
long memories. I think in the passage it merely refers to the mind
<DIV><FONT face="Times New Roman">Charles Skallerud</FONT></DIV>
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  <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV>
  style="BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: black"><B>From:</B>
  <A href="">Neil
  Booth</A> </DIV>
  <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A
  href="">Biblical Greek</A> </DIV>
  <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Saturday, March 04, 2000 6:08
  <DIV style="FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> ENQUMEOMAI</DIV>
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  <DIV><FONT size=2>According to every translation of Matthew 1:20 that I can
  lay my hands on, Joseph was merely "thinking about" or "considering" his
  decision to put Mary away privately because of her pregnancy. Likewise, in
  Matthew 9:4, the scribes are&nbsp;said merely to be "thinking" after they have
  heard Jesus&nbsp;purport to forgive the sins of the paralytic. Three
  questions, please, from an elementary Greeker:</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT size=2>1.&nbsp;Am I correct in thinking that the&nbsp;verb used in
  both instances --&nbsp;ENQUMEOMAI -- must once have had a&nbsp;QUMOS content
  -- anger?</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT size=2>2. If so, had that content completely disappeared by the
  time Matthew came to use the verb?</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT size=2>3. If not, would it be permissible&nbsp;to translate the
  verb as "to fret" or even "to fume"&nbsp;in both instances?</FONT></DIV>
  <DIV></FONT><FONT size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><FONT size=2>Neil Booth<BR>Bradford, England</FONT></DIV></DIV>
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