From: Mark Wilson (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Apr 14 2001 - 22:55:34 EDT
>What do others says?
ESTIN DE PISTIS ELPIZOMENWN hUPOSTATIS
PRAGMATWN ELEGCOS OU BLEPOMENWN
Ok Iver, here's my stab at Heb. 11:1:
"In fact, doctrine is the underlying structure (in the sense of: divine
provision) from which we receive confidence, the proof of matters not seen."
PISTIS often has the sense of that which is believed, namely, the body of
truth or doctrine. Here, I take it in its passive sense.
ELPIZOMENWN is passive (we receive), and "from which" brings out its
Ablative function. That is, doctrine is the source of our confidence, not
our human, frail faith.
hUPOSTATIS receives "underlying structure" as part of BDAG's first
definition, but it seems to slightly miss it to me, so I added a clarifying
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