The Pauline [Pistis-Upostasis], according to Heb. XI,1; an historico-exegetical investigation ...

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byMichael Ambrose Mathis

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II INTERPRETATION OF THE TEXT 1. In The Greek Fathers Certainly the most important period in the exegetical history of Heb. xi, 1 is the Greek Patristic. For the Greek interpretation is not only the first exegesis of our verse, but it is also the interpretation of writers whose mother tongue was the Koivtj StaXe/cTO? of the Epistle to the Hebrews. Hence, besides its importance for the history of the interpretation, the Greek Patristic understanding of viroaraaK, the pivotal term of the verse, will be constantly noted because it has an historico-literary value of the greatest moment. The first time we meet xyrroa-raaK in Patristic literature is in the Epistle To Diognetus, II, 1, where it is apparently used synonymously with etSo?. The author invites Diognetus to purify his mind from all prejudices and see of what mroaraaK or etSo? the Pagan gods have been fashioned: iBe firj fiovov Tot? ojjdafiois, aWa Km Ttj fpovrjcrei, Tivoi vtroarareoj? i rivot etSow? rvfavovaiv ov? epeire Kcu vofiiere fleov?.1 Although wrooraaK seems to be synonymous with etoo?, it cannot be determined with certainty what it really means in this passage. If woo-Ta7t? is used synonymously with etSo?, then it means either form or an element of a composition, which were the meanings of etSo? at the time.2 If it is not used synonymously with eiBos, then it is difficult to describe it more accurately than as something connected with essence. iMigne, P. G.,2, 1169 A. s Cf. R. Hirzel, Onma, Philologus, Band 72 (1913), 43, where he says that Joj is not confined to the limits of Platonic metaphysics, "mag man darunter die das Wesen eines Dinges scharf umschreibende Form oder das zur Komposition eines Ganzen dienende Element verstehen." If we can trust...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II INTERPRETATION OF THE TEXT 1. In The Greek Fathers Certainly the most important period in the exege...

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