From: Mark Wilson (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Sep 12 2000 - 20:20:09 EDT
>KAI TOUTO PROSEUCOMAI,
> hH AGAPH hUMWN ETI MALLON KAI MALLON
> PERISSEUHi EN EPIGNWSEI KAI PASHi AISQHSEI,
> EIS TO DOKIMAZEIN hUMAS TA DIAFERONTA
>Is this saying that love promotes sound and practical scholarship?
I take EN EPIGNWSEI as Means.
"Your love may abound by means of..."
Love, therefore, abounds as a by-product of knowledge. Not knowledge as the
academically driven accumulation of information or data, but knowledge in
the biblical sense of:
DIA TO hUPERECON THS GNWSEWS CRISTOU (3:8)
TOU GNWNAI AUTON (3:10)
This "knowledge" leads one into deeper intimacy/worship! The RESULT
of this kind of relationship/knowledge is the love you reference above.
This is why "knowing" could represent the most INTIMATE of acts between a
husband and wife. Indeed, Mary had not "known" a man before conceiving the
I think then that it should be understood exactly the opposite as your
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