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Matthew 16:18

Peter Streitenberger wrote:
Maybe this passage explains the Name “Petros” out of the function of Simon as a Stone built on the rock (I’m just reasoning a bit)? You’re a Stone and that’s why I call you Petros. Definitely a play of words – but what comes first – the Stone or the Name?

Cf. John 1:42:

ἤγαγεν αὐτὸν (= Σίμωνα) πρὸς τὸν Ἰησοῦν. ἐμβλέψας αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς εἶπεν· σὺ εἶ Σίμων ὁ υἱὸς Ἰωάννου, σὺ κληθήσῃ Κηφᾶς, ὃ ἑρμηνεύεται Πέτρος.

There has been considerable discussion over the question whether Κηφᾶς/Cephas, the Aramaic equivalent of Greek πέτρος, is really identical to the apostle Πέτρος, as he is generally thought to be. No doubt Matthew does “etymologize”, but Matthew’s account of the naming and the occasion with which it’s associated doesn’t seem to square with John’s, It’s hard to escape the conclusion that for Matthew the name is associated with the solid foundation of the ἐκκλησία.

Statistics: Posted by cwconrad — November 27th, 2013, 9:57 am

JOHN 3:21


Dear friends,

what is the effect of putting αὐτοῦ before its Referent “τὰ ἔργα”:

John 3:21 Ὁ δὲ ποιῶν τὴν ἀλήθειαν ἔρχεται πρὸς τὸ φῶς, ἵνα φανερωθῇ αὐτοῦ τὰ ἔργα, ὅτι ἐν θεῷ ἐστιν εἰργασμένα.

Is it possible to translate this Feature? Maybe “his own deeds” or something similar? Then, additionally, how can the “truth” be done? Is it rather: to act according to truth?

Thanks for all help !
Peter, Germany

Statistics: Posted by Peter Streitenberger — November 27th, 2013, 7:44 am

2 Timothy 3:6-7


Scott Lawson » June 17th, 2013, 12:50 pm 6 ἑκ τούτων γάρ ἑισιν οἰ ἐνδύνοντες εἰς τὰς οἱκίας καὶ αἱχμαλωτίζοντες γυναικάρια σεσωρευμένα ἁμαρτίαις, ἁγόμενα ἑπιθυμίαις ποικίλιαις, 7 πάντοτε μανθάνοντα καὶ μηδέποτε εἱς ἑπίγνωσιν ἁληθείᾳ ἑλθειν δυνάμενα. (My apologies…I couldn’t get the circumflex over the iota in ἑλθειν for some reason)γυναικάριον, ου τό is diminutive of γυνή […]