From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Mon Aug 13 2001 - 08:55:12 EDT

At 8:27 AM -0400 8/13/01, Ian Rock wrote:
>Is there any difference in force between Luke's "DIAMERISMOS" in Luk.
>12:51 and Paul's "SCHISMA" in 1Cor. 1:10, which are both rendered
>'division' in the RSV and NRSV?
>Ian Rock
>Codrington College
>St. John

Inasmuch as both terms seem to be used of divisions involving hostility
between the parties divided from each other, the difference doesn't seem
very significant. SCISMA, literally meaning "split" or "rent/tear" sounds a
bit uglier, but in the Jesus-saying of Luke 12:51 the hostility doesn't
seem to be any less.

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