From: George Blaisdell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Aug 28 2001 - 20:12:53 EDT
"Be not troubling of you the heart..."
[From the Gospel of John, Chapter 14, verse 1.]
>From: "Mark Wilson"
>>The context has to be the determiner here. Paul is at pains to say that he
>>real, physical Jesus, just like the other apostles. However, his encounter
>>came 'out of
>>time', as it were, since it was not at the same time as the others
>>resurrected Jesus. His was a later delivery.
>What caught my attention here was "later delivery."
>Does not the word EKTRWMA denote an "early" something,
>whether a premature birth, miscarriage, stillborn, or abortion.
>I do note that BDAG suggests a "later" idea here as well, but where
>are the references to support that. Does this word ever denote
>a "later" anything?
Another possible tack comes via the LSJ, reading the word from its roots,
meaning "out of trauma", because of the TROMEW root meaning motivated out of
fear, trembling, trauma... Which would also certainly have been true.
Granted, this is a lexical-only approach, but in the absence of a really
clear track record for the usage of this term for birth-mothers, it just
might hold some water.
From the LSJ
I. to tremble, quake, quiver, esp. from fear, Il.:--c. inf. to fear to do,
II. c. acc. to tremble before or at a person, to stand in awe of, Hom.
It wqas apparently used in classical writing as a verb of contempt regarding
ones motives - Fleeing from an adversary in combat would perhaps be
attributed to this term...
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