Monday, March 20, 2006

Semantic Range

Barry Hofstetter writes on the Semantic Range of words. It is a great temptation, especially for those of us who know a little Greek (I once knew one called Costas ... ahem), to want to say, "What the Greek really means is..." and succumb to the lexical fallacy, as Barry says. Context really is important, and reading our Bibles with an eye on it is vital.

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