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I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Greek Lesson - Romans 2:25ff. Wednesday 7 PM Central Daylight Time



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25 περιτομη μεν γαρ ωφελει εαν νομον πρασσης - εαν δε παραβατης νομου ης - η περιτομη σου ακροβυστια γεγονεν
the warrior who stands by the charioteer παραβατης; note men, de; also "cutting around" versus the medical term. 
26 εαν ουν η ακροβυστια τα δικαιωματα του νομου φυλασση, ουχι η ακροβυστια αυτου εις περιτομην λογισθησεται
φυλασση keep, guard like guarding a treasure or a jail; λογισθησεται counting becomes very important in Rom 4: counted, reckoned, imputed.
27 και κρινει ( η εκ φυσεως ) ακροβυστια τον νομον τελουσα σε, τον δια γραμματος και περιτομης παραβατην νομου
εκ φυσεως - by nature, important in argument;
28 ου γαρ ο εν τω φανερω ιουδαιος εστιν ουδε η εν τω φανερω εν σαρκι περιτομη
The underlines show the argument. The best way to read it is freely, fairly simply though the argument itself reminds me of Talmudic style.
29 αλλ ο εν τω κρυπτω ιουδαιος και περιτομη καρδιας εν πνευματι ου γραμματι ου ο επαινος ουκ εξ ανθρωπων αλλ εκ του θεου
One versus the other, underlining.
3 τι ουν το περισσον του ιουδαιου η τις η ωφελεια της περιτομης
Saying almost the same thing, different subjects and verbs.
πολυ, κατα παντα τροπον, πρωτον μεν γαρ οτι επιστευθησαν τα λογια του θεου
Once again, faith is introduced, aorist passive. Logia - journal of disbelief.
τι γαρ ει ηπιστησαν τινες μη η απιστια αυτων την πιστιν του θεου καταργησει
Believe versus category, accuse.
μη γενοιτο! γινεσθω δε ο θεος αληθης πας δε ανθρωπος ψευστης καθως γεγραπται οπως αν δικαιωθης εν τοις λογοις σου και νικησης εν τω κρινεσθαι σε
Many antonyms - opposites - in Paul. Pseudo. Nike.
ει δε η αδικια ημων θεου δικαιοσυνην συνιστησιν τι ερουμεν μη αδικος ο θεος ο επιφερων την οργην - κατα ανθρωπον λεγω
It is important to see how righteousness is used and how often it is cited.
μη γενοιτο! επει πως κρινει ο θεος τον κοσμον