From: Alan B. Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Apr 12 2001 - 23:56:50 EDT
> Where do they get the "again"? When was Jesus
> raised previously from the
> dead? Is this simply King James lingo that somehow
> managed to survive in
> certain modern translations? Is the prefix AN- to
> be taken like ANWQEN
> whereby the meaning can be "again" (versus "from
There is no "again" in ANASTASIS. The preposition ANA
means UP or UPWARD. Combined with hISTHMI (STASIS),
which denotes "cause to stand," you have "caused to
stand upright," hence "to be resurrected." The
infinitive completes DEI.
Alan B. Thomas
"If a text in the Bible is contrary to your theology, simply consider that text a redaction. Problem solved."
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