From: Roe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jun 02 2000 - 09:52:49 EDT
Betraying my novitiate, I had written:
> >Did hHGEOMAI without an attributive word added ever ... have the
> > meaning "to esteem" ...
> I don't think "esteem" as such is quite right for the sense--except in the
> sense of "deem" or "judge" and I don't think I'd call its modifying word an
> attributive so much as a predicate word; in this usage hHGEISQAI generally
> takes a direct object and a predicate accusative: "to deem X to be Y"--so
> here, Phil 2:3 "deeming each other (to be) better than yourselves."
I don't find any examples where hHGEOMAI is used without a predicate or
other modifying word, could mean "esteem" except *possibly* occurences
Heb. 13:7 MNHMONEUETE TWN hHGOUMENWN hUMWN...
"Remember those who led you,..." or "...who are (or were) esteemed by
But without a predicate or other modifying word, it seems that this
would make no more sense than:
"Remember those who were thought by you..."
"Remember those who were deemed by you..."
Thanks again, and have a great weekend! (even those retired...! ;)
D. W. Roe
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