[b-greek] Colossians 1:16

From: Michael Abernathy (mabernat@cub.kcnet.org)
Date: Tue Jun 26 2001 - 20:47:49 EDT

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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>I understand that in Colossians 1:16 en autw may be
understood as the agent through which the action of creation is
accomplished.&nbsp; This raises a couple of questions for me.&nbsp; First, when
the action is performed through an intelligent being, is the&nbsp;one doing the
action&nbsp;necessarily different from the agent?</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Second, in this case, the difference
instrumentality and agency sounds rather narrow.&nbsp; I know that many of the
discussions on this list imply a very exact use of the language.&nbsp; My
question then, is this, "How precisely did the average Greek speaker use the
language?"&nbsp; I expect to find rather fine distinctions in Plato.&nbsp;
Should I expect the same level of precision in Paul?</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Thank you for your help.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Michael Abernathy</FONT></DIV>
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