[b-greek] Re: PORNEIA in the LXX

From: Mark Wilson (emory2oo2@hotmail.com)
Date: Mon Nov 13 2000 - 22:54:27 EST

Steve Puluka

You wrote:

>The LEH Lexicon of the Septuagint classifies three different usages for
>PORNEIA. They are:
>whoredom, Fornication Gn 38,24;
>sexual urges Tob 8,7;
>unfaithfulness and apostasy (in relation to God) Hos 4,12

As you are surely aware, PORNEIA was used in Matt. 5 and 19 to include
"adultery." My point here would be that PORNEIA must have acquired that
meaning PRIOR TO its usage in the mid first century AD, otherwise it would
have not made much sense. So, I guess PORNEIA may also be defined to include
"adultery" as far back as the time of the LXX. (??) However, that is purely
speculation on my part.

But it may help you to be on the look out for this additional nuance that
seems to be absent from your above definitions, unless "whoredom" includes
adultery. In which case, kindly disregard this response.

Mark Wilson

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