Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.
 

Re: 'fear of the Lord'

Expand Messages
  • BP Jonsson
    ... _Fruktan för Herren_, though there is also the compound _gudsfruktan_ which uses the genitive. /BP 8^) -- B.Philip Jonsson mailto:melrochX@melroch.se
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 27, 2003
      At 07:59 27.9.2003 +0000, elfscript@yahoogroups.com wrote:

      >Message: 2
      > Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 01:31:59 -0000
      > From: "Richard" <parmatano@...>
      >Subject: Re: 'fear of the Lord'
      >
      >--- In elfscript@yahoogroups.com, BP Jonsson <bpj@m...> wrote:
      > > Yes, right. Swedish strangely also uses _fruktan_ "fear"
      > > rather than _vördnad_ "awe, respect" here. Must be a
      > > common archaism, or a common Hebraism. Do you know
      > > what word Greek uses here? (preferably in Latinization! :)
      >
      >Yes, at least in Greek I may be helpful. In Act 9,31 we find "kai
      >poreuomene to phobo kyriou" ([were] walking in the fear of the Lord).
      >There we have a dative (commodi?) "the fear _to/for_ the Lord". And
      >the term here used _phobos_ means clearly "fear", but in the old times
      >that was more or less the same like "awe, respect" and vice versa.
      >Interestingly German still bears this connection in the word
      >_Ehrfurcht_ (Furcht = fear with the prehistoric Common Germanic
      >ancestor *fêraz, “danger”). It seems to be typical for germanic=
      >
      >
      >languages to construct this meanig with genitive, for example _Fucht
      >des Herrn_. Uhm, what would be the Swedish translation?

      _Fruktan för Herren_, though there is also the
      compound _gudsfruktan_ which uses the genitive.

      /BP 8^)
      --
      B.Philip Jonsson mailto:melrochX@... (delete X)
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~__
      A h-ammen ledin i phith! \ \
      __ ____ ____ _____________ ____ __ __ __ / /
      \ \/___ \\__ \ /___ _____/\ \\__ \\ \ \ \\ \ / /
      / / / / / \ / /Melroch\ \_/ // / / // / / /
      / /___/ /_ / /\ \ / /Gaestan ~\_ // /__/ // /__/ /
      /_________//_/ \_\/ /Eowine __ / / \___/\_\\___/\_\
      Gwaedhvenn Angeliniel\ \______/ /a/ /_h-adar Merthol naun
      ~~~~~~~~~Kuinondil~~~\________/~~\__/~~~Noolendur~~~~~~
      || Lenda lenda pellalenda pellatellenda kuivie aiya! ||
      "A coincidence, as we say in Middle-Earth" (JRR Tolkien)


      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.