From: Jim West (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Aug 24 2001 - 13:55:16 EDT
At 01:44 PM 8/24/01 -0400, you wrote:
>This is a unique interpretation! META may mean "beyond" or "on the other
>side of" but it doesn't mean "above."
well you know how i love my unique interpretations. but i disagree with you
in terms of "beyond" and "above" as not being essentially the same thing.
above is certainly beyond. and beyond is part of above.
besides-- words dont have meaning apart from context. they dont have
meaning at all without context. words dont have meaning- they have usage.
and "meta"/s usage in this noun signifies "above" / "beyond".
Jim West, ThD
Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies, Roane State Community College
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