Sunday, May 4, 2008

Word of the Day: Νομιζω

I suppose this is the first word to be considered. Νομιζω: I suppose, consider, think. It is quite fitting since I will consider many words here. Most of the words will probably come from Koine Greek, but I may find other words especially when I start to learn Hebrew come this fall. I will find a word and unleash my thoughts upon the unsuspecting world.

Now νομιζω had the meaning "I hold as a custom; I use customarily" in classical Greek (according to BDAG, it is used once with this meaning in Acts), but it also had the additional meaning of "I suppose, consider, think" which became the primary meaning in the New Testament. Νομος is a related word meaning "law, custom."

I got The Future of Justification: A Response to N.T. Wright by John Piper today from one of my friends who went to the Together For the Gospel conference but already had this book. It looks very interesting.

A great side thought: Paper books will always be better than electronic books for their ability to enable me to waste a lot of time. The interesting words one can find in lexicons.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Just discovered you had moved. Why?