[b-greek] Re: Fw: Revelation 3:14 hH ARCH- the Beginning or the Origin,the ...

From: Clwinbery@aol.com
Date: Tue May 15 2001 - 17:38:57 EDT

Barbara D. Colt wrote:

>>>>>>>On 15 May 01, at 14:11, GregStffrd@aol.com wrote:

> Elsewhere in Revelation ARCH always means beginning. There does not
> seem to be any grammatical or semantic reason for preferring "ruler"
> over "beginning" in Revelation 3:14.

For what it's worth, I find that NJB has 'Principle' (with a capital P),
NAB has 'source,' NRSV has 'origin,' and NET has 'originator.'<<<<<<<<<<<

I find that Louw and Nida is very helpful. Domain 89.16 reads;

ARCHS, HS f: one who or that which constitutes an initial cause — ‘first
cause, origin.’ hH ARCH THS KTISEWS TOU QEOU ‘the origin of what God has
created’ Re 3:14. It is also possible to understand ARCH in Re 3:14 as
meaning ‘ruler’ (see 37.56).

Carlton Winbery
Louisiana College

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