Re: Gen 3:16 LXX & Susan T. Foh

From: clayton stirling bartholomew (
Date: Thu Jun 08 2000 - 01:22:03 EDT

on 06/07/00 8:56 PM, Bill Barton wrote:

> The Hebrew teshuqah indicates a desire, either negative or positive. The
> LXX translator apparently reads teshuqah in context as a negative desire.
> Hence rather than use a neutral gloss such as epithumia (which can be
> negative or positive), he uses apostrophe ("turning away" i.e. "aversion"),
> which is indicative of conflict.


OK, then J. W. Wevers (Notes on the Greek Text of Genesis) glossing the LXX
as "returning" to her husband is not the only option for APOSTROFH. Can you
cite examples of APOSTROFH being used in a negative sense such as aversion?

I tried to find examples of APOSTROFH used as "turning against" and this was
a failure. There are a number of ways to say "turning against" in both Attic
and Koine but the APOSTROFH word group is not one of them.

Thanks for the suggestion,


Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
Three Tree Point
P.O. Box 255 Seahurst WA 98062

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