HOW GREAT A, SUCH A, WHAT KIND OF, WHAT A SAVIOR!

Sam Caldwell Scripture speaks in big, simple, laudatory, hand-raising, sold-out, hoed-down, magisterial terms. It speaks in ejaculations of praise and joy and hope and sheltering love. It speaks in astonishment. In particular, we find what the grammarians call “qualitative adjectival/adverbial constructions” in the Bible, and many of them – phrases like, “such a…,” “what a…,” “soContinue reading “HOW GREAT A, SUCH A, WHAT KIND OF, WHAT A SAVIOR!”

Sun-Judged

Sam Caldwell Here’s a curious word-study. The word eilikrines appears twice in our New Testaments, and it is most often translated ‘sincere’ or ‘pure.’ But it is not the same as the other words for ‘sincere’ in the Greek (compare 1 Timothy 1:5, for example, where the word for ‘sincere’ literally means ‘un-hypocritical’). The wordContinue reading “Sun-Judged”