zoë & bios in the synoptics
- Message text written by "Chris Cutler"
>Is "life" in Matt 19:16 (what good thing shall I do...) rendered ZOE orBIOS in the Greek, and can anyone help me understand the difference between
I think you need to get a GNT (there are interlinear versions if you need
them) and a BAGD lexicon. These are practically required tools.
The root word used is ZOH (or zoE, take your pick), meaning basically life,
subsistence, livlihood. BIOS refers to life in its appearances and
manifestations (like life span, life style, etc).