Christian Words by Nigel Turner

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By Nigel Turner

Nigel Turner has formerly argued at the foundation of syntax and elegance that biblical Greek is not only vernacular Greek used to assert new issues, yet a special dialect. In Christian phrases he turns to lexicography and argues that the Christian circulation generated its personal targeted vocabulary and he discusses its utilization and content material. this isn't a chilly dissecting of an historic language, nor an educational workout. it's a religious quest for which means, grounded upon a first-hand examine of either Jewish and secular authors of the Hellenistic and Roman classes, in addition to early Christian literature.

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1 Clem inscr. 2 3 2 6 0 6 2 ; cf. Hermas Sim. 4. C. H. Dodd, The Bible and the Greeks, Hodder 1935, p. 19. Callimachus, Hymnus in Delum (Loeb 152) iii BC. Also in the apostolic Fathers: 2 Clem 16 ; Did l 15 . V 17 (giving alms to a bad man) iii A D . N . Turner, Grammatical Insights, T. & T. Clark 1965, p. 57. Mt 5 2 3 ' ; Lk l l l ; Ro l l ; 1 Co 9 1 0 ; Heb 7 ; Jas 2 . 'Deckwort fur Gott ist,' says F. Hauck in Kittel TWNT III, p. 805. N o t even in De Specialibus Legibusl 221, a passage sometimes cited.

19. L. Mitteis, Griechische Urkunden der Papyrussammlung zu Leipzig, vol. I, Teubner 1906, p. 128 (40 II 13) iv-v A D , and p. 302 (103,12) Arabic period. T. Abr A 8 5 9 6 (James), T. Sol III 5,7, VI 8, III 3D, IV T D (McCown). CIG, vol. II, p. 423 (2569, line 12). F. W. Farrer, The Life of Christ in Art, Black 1894, p. 468. 1 Clem inscr. 2 3 2 6 0 6 2 ; cf. Hermas Sim. 4. C. H. Dodd, The Bible and the Greeks, Hodder 1935, p. 19. Callimachus, Hymnus in Delum (Loeb 152) iii BC. Also in the apostolic Fathers: 2 Clem 16 ; Did l 15 .

Eph 5 ; Trail 7 ) . H e r e spiritual sacrifices are offered, and Christian prayers take the place of the old sacrifices. T h e 'altar' is the congregation of believers. Inserted after Tit l there is a passage which is found in a thirteenth-century minuscule manuscript (460), counselling Titus 'not to appoint twice-married men (digamous) and not to make them deacons . . neither may they go up to the altar to minister holy things'. But almost certainly the insertion is not of very early date. 9 3ff 1 50 18 7 2 2 2 3 2 51 1 2 2 52 9 ALTAR (TO BRING TO THE ALTAR) In Biblical Greek anaphero has sacrificial meaning.

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