[b-greek] Re: Hebrews 11:1

From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Mon Jul 03 2000 - 19:24:49 EDT

At 5:16 PM -0400 7/3/00, Theodore H Mann wrote:
>Hi all:
>I have a translation that renders hUPOSTASIS, in Hebrews 11:1, as
>"substantiation." Is this a reasonable choice?

I don't think it's a bad choice. As in one of Robert Frost's last poems:

        But God's own descent
        Into flesh was meant
                as a demonstration
                        that the supreme merit
                        lay in risking spirit
                in substantiation.

That's from memory and I'm not altogether sure of the phrasing of the first
line, but I think the sense of "substantiation" here is akin to what you're
suggesting, and I frankly like "substantiation" for hUPOSTASIS better than
KJV's "substance."


Carl W. Conrad
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