Re: Was: "a question from a novice"

Date: Tue Mar 21 2000 - 22:45:45 EST

In a message dated 3/21/2000 8:22:55 AM Central Daylight Time, writes:

 If there are no differences between these two words as used in the NT,
 then why use two?

Is there any difference between hamburger and ground beef? Maybe, maybe not.
 It depends on who is using the terms and in what context. Two different
words do not always signify an actual difference in underlying concept.

"When I use a word, it means exactly what I intend" (I'm not sure this is
quoted correctly) -- up to a point. We all put our own little connotations
on words even though they have a basic meaning. Nevertheless, we can never
forget the basic meaning unless one is to use a word totally outside the
normal parameters of its meaning. This too happens -- "bad" becomes good,


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