Re: [Fwd: tc-list First church building(s)]
- For what it's worth, Hatch and Redpath show that in the LXX, EKKLHSIA and
its derivitives translate a variety of Hebrew words, usually based on the
verbal root QAHAL, "summon, assemble, etc.," so Kohler/Baumgartner. The
noun "assembly" could then refer to a gathering either in or out of a
At 12:39 PM 3/24/98 -0600, you wrote:
>> > The Greek word EKKLHSIA fr. EKKLEIW is to "shut out" or "to turn
>> >out of doors" and refers to a group of citizens "called out of their
>> TTD: Doesn't ekklesia, the abstract noun, come from the verb "Kalew"
>> meaning to "summon" or "invite"? It's been a while since my classical
>> Greek days, but since then, I still remember the principle parts:
>> Pres., Fut, Aorist Perf. Act Perf. Midd. Aorist Passive
>> Kalew, Kaleso, ekalhsa, kekleka, keklemai, eklhthhn,
>> The noun comes from the 6th priniciple part, no?
>Yes, KALEW is part of the root with EK (out), to "call out." andreferring to
>citizens "called out" of their homes to a public place
>for a meeting.
>1Cor 14:33, hoowever, H EKKLHSIA KAR OIKON TINOJ, tells
>me that this meeting could be in someone's house, hence the in the home/
>out of the home definition blurs. Christian meetings seem to have
>broken new ground since they were not held in a temple and no
>longer in synagogues.
> The concept of a non-domecile meeting places could have ariisen
>from the necessity for conducting meetings in secret during persecutions.
>Yeshuine Jews continued to meet and gather at the synagogues until
>the institution of the Birkhat haMinim but it would be interesting to
>look closer at what was happening among gentile Christians.
> I still think a closer look at the language of Paul in Corinthians may
>give us some clues.