[b-greek] RE: Heb. 11:1

From: Mark Wilson (emory2oo2@hotmail.com)
Date: Sat Apr 14 2001 - 22:55:34 EDT


Iver wrote:

>What do others says?


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
parenthetical remark.

My thoughts,

Mark Wilson

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