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Headword: Κεφάλαιον
Adler number: kappa,1441
Translated headword: main point, gist
Vetting Status: high
The apostle Paul says: "but [the] main point in what is being said [is ...]." The greatest [part] is always called κεφάλαιον .[1]
And elsewhere [it is written]: "and a big chapter was constructed from small fragments."[2]
A 'section' [τίτλος ] [sc. of a work of literature] differs from a 'chapter' [κεφάλαιον ]. Matthew has 68 sections, [but] 355 chapters; Mark 48 sections, [but] 36 chapters; Luke 83 sections, [but] 348 chapters; John 18 sections, [but] 232 chapters.[3]
Greek Original:
Κεφάλαιον: ὁ ἀπόστολος Παῦλός φησι: κεφάλαιον δὲ ἐπὶ τοῖς λεγομένοις. κεφάλαιον ἀεὶ τὸ μέγιστον λέγεται. καὶ αὖθις: μέγα κεφάλαιον ἠθροίσθη μικρῶν κερματίων. τίτλος διαφέρει κεφαλαίου. καὶ ὁ μὲν Ματθαῖος ἔχει τίτλους ξη#, κεφάλαια τνε#: ὁ δὲ Μάρκος τίτλους μη#, κεφάλαια λ#2#: ὁ δὲ Λουκᾶς τίτλους πγ#, κεφάλαια τμη#: καὶ ὁ Ἰωάννης τίτλους ιη#, κεφάλαια σλβ#.
[1] Theophylact of Ochrid on Hebrews 8.1 (web address 1); PG 125.285d
[2] Iamblichus, Babyloniaca fr. 19 Habrich; already at kappa 1414 and more fully at sigma 673.
[3] From tau 690.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: Christianity; definition; philosophy; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 October 2008@01:05:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 30 October 2008@04:27:31.
David Whitehead on 19 February 2013@09:47:08.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 20 February 2013@00:00:14.
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