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Headword: Νόμος
Adler number: nu,485
Translated headword: law
Vetting Status: high
According to the Apostle [the term] 'law' has 4 meanings: 'the [law] of God', about which he says: "for I delight in the law of God". [A second meaning is the law] that is opposed [to the law of God]. [There is a] third [meaning of law], about which he says: "[my members fight against] the law of my mind"; and a fourth [meaning], about which he says: "the law which is in my members".[1]
[Note] that the Athenians called 'axles' the laws of Solon, because they had been written on wooden axles. They were square in shape but, according to some people, they were triangular.[2]
Greek Original:
Νόμος κατὰ τὸν Ἀπόστολον σημαίνει δ#: ὁ τοῦ θεοῦ: περὶ οὗ φησι: συνήδομαι γὰρ τῷ νόμῳ τοῦ θεοῦ. καὶ ὁ ἀντιστρατευόμενος. τρίτος, περὶ οὗ φησι: τῷ νόμῳ τοῦ νοός μου. τέταρτος, περὶ οὗ λέγει: τῷ νόμῳ τῷ ὄντι ἐν τοῖς μέλεσί μου. ὅτι τοὺς τοῦ Σόλωνος νόμους ἄξονας Ἀθηναῖοι ἐκάλεσαν διὰ τὸ ἐγγραφῆναι αὐτοὺς ἐν ξυλίνοις ἄξοσιν. ἦσαν δὲ τετράγωνοι τὸ σχῆμα, κατὰ δέ τινας μᾶλλον τρίγωνοι.
For this headword see also nu 478, nu 480, nu 481, nu 482, nu 483, nu 484, nu 486.
[1] Romans 7.22-23. St.Paul’s text in its context reads: "I delight in the law of God after the inward man. But I am aware that another law in my members fights against the law of my mind, and makes me captive to the law of sin which is in my members".
[2] From alpha 2833 and kappa 2744; see also sigma 776.
Keywords: botany; Christianity; definition; ethics; history; imagery; law; religion; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Marcelo Boeri on 30 June 2004@21:47:20.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 30 June 2004@23:55:32.
David Whitehead (modified translation of 'axones'; augmented and modified notes; cosmetics) on 1 July 2004@03:27:37.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 11 November 2005@08:19:13.
David Whitehead on 17 June 2013@05:16:00.
David Whitehead on 19 May 2016@05:48:28.


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