From: Brian Swedburg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Sep 21 2000 - 14:31:38 EDT
Thanks to all for your help on this phrase. I'll keep an eye open for any more,
particularily addressing the Greek construction of coupled prepositions.
Ben Crick wrote:
> On Wed 20 Sep 2000 (21:17:34), email@example.com wrote:
> > What do you think are the possible understandings of the phrase APO
> > DOXHS EIS DOXAN in this passage? As a prepositional phrase modifying
> > METAMORFOUMEQA, how might I reasonably understand this construction?
> > Any similar expressions on Koine or hellenistic Greek?
> Dear Brian
> The pericope is verses 6-18. In context, the contrast is between the glory
> DOXA of the Mosaic Covenant (the ministration of condemnation, verse 7), which
> nevertheless caused Moses' face to glow with a supernatural glow; and the
> glory of the New Covenant (the Ministration of the Spirit and of righteousness
> (verses 8-9) which set Paul alight for the Gospel.
> So translate APO DOXHS EIS DOXAN as "from one glory to another glory", or
> "from the former glory to the present glory"; compare verses 10 and 11.
> You may consider that KAI CARIN ANTI CARITOS (John 1:16) is a similar
> construction, where the 'former' grace is contrasted with the 'latter' grace.
> Once again the contrast is between the Old covenant (Moses) and the New
> (Christ), verse 17.
> Revd Ben Crick, BA CF
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