Re: A question from a novice!

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Sun Mar 19 2000 - 14:51:15 EST

At 2:15 PM -0500 3/19/00, Mike Sangrey wrote:
>On the one hand, it is usually prudent to be as precise as we can; so to say
>"ALWAYS in the sense of self giving love" is perhaps too strong. And yet, in
>the context of the NT, it would be very hard to separate the two ideas of
>'self giving' and 'high regard' in any given occurrence.

Particularly as Alexander Kyrychenko has just called attention to:


'This is neither LXX nor "self giving love which requires and expects
nothing in return."'

Unless, of course, one really wants to be heavy-handedly ironic, and claim
that Demas' love 'this present age' is something for which he sacrificed


Carl W. Conrad Department of Classics/Washington University One Brookings Drive/St. Louis, MO, USA 63130/(314) 935-4018 Home: 7222 Colgate Ave./St. Louis, MO 63130/(314) 726-5649 WWW:

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