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Westerink; Proclus. Theologie platonicienne [Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 1974], II, p. 11). For Giyydvco, see Aristotle (De generatione et corruptione 327a). See the interesting example in Joannes Philoponus, who writes, 'These things also touch one another... These things which are great in size can touch one another even though they are separated from one another (xavxa m i arcxexai aXkr\X(ov... xat>xa av obrxoixo a Kexoopiauiva ovxa jLieyeGri)' (In Aristotelis libros de generatione et corruptione commentaris; ed.

McKay, A New Syntax of the Verb in New Testament Greek (Studies in Biblical Greek, 5; New York: Peter Lang, 1994), p. 73. 4. Meyer asserts, 'A censure of the readers... would be altogether out of harmony with the other contents of the Epistle' (Colossians, p. 404). 5. A similar translation is given by Westcott although he does not recognize TL as the direct object of the verb. He explains, 'As for 8oY(iax{^eo6e, it is hard to tell whether it is middle or passive. T. the passive is found in several places; the middle nowhere.

1159). Robertson explains, 'The m ! oi) [KOCTOC Xpiciov] is in contrast with mxa xa crcoixeia %ox> Koauoi)'. 3. Lindemann explains, 'Die Gefahr besteht darin, da8 «jemand» sie aus der engen Verbindung mit Christus herausreiBt, sie «als Beute wegruhrt», wie es wortlich heiBt' (Kolosserbrief, p. 39). 4. 6f), there the "tradition" of "philosophy"' (Colossians, p. 96). Berger warns against concluding from statements such as this one that the opponents were non-Christians ('Gegner', p. 385). The Colossian author simply states his assessment, which may or may not correspond to his opponent's actual Christological position.

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