is there a website that tells the origins of words? i just finished reading kp yohannan's book "the road to reality" (which i highly recommend). in the book ,he mentions the fact that paul usually opened his letters by saying "paul, a servant of Christ.....". kp says that the original greek for the word "servant" is DOULOS which literally means "bondservant" --which is different from a regular servant. a regular servant works 8-5, then goes home and does as he/she pleases but a "bondservant" is bound to his/her master 24 hours a day. that's the same way we are with Christ! thanks- dennis
A search on the internet will help. At present I do not have any links.KP Yohanan is a reowned preacher from India.
As Philologos may tell you, words in scripture don't have definitions as much as they do histories. there are tools that can aid you in your studies such as concordances, lexicons, etc., but these tools generally give a summary of the word in question. They are useful, but deeper studies sometimes requires some personal investigations into how the words were built layer upon layer throughout the scriptures. As for the net studylight is a good resource. If you wish to download a program esword is a good free bible software that is modular. Certainly you will want to look at other resources to see if they concur with your word study findings. This will help you keep on track and out of left field. ;-)
_________________Robert Wurtz II
This will help you keep on track and out of left field.
Can we have a explanation of this 'word origin'?
I suspect it has something to do with that degenerate version of cricket that you play over there.
Follow Christ.When each of us stands individually before the King on Judgment Day, we will be asked, "What did you do with MY WORD AND MY SPIRIT, who was sent to lead you into all Truth ?"If any of us say, I followed so & so or so & so taught me this and that ..... that won't go well on That Day.I've seen this praise of man, quite a number of times now and I'm sorry, it is robbing ones of their individual manhood in Christ.This is becoming more than even Paul would except or tolerate. 1Corth3. Sorry if anyone is mad at me for saying this, but no man is inerrant, nor do they deserve this almost servitude type postings that I've seen more times than I can count now on this Forum.I admire a lot of men on this board, but I do not consistently come on here and excessively praise them. That isn't good for them or for my own growth.We need to stand on our own, as Christ requires of each of us, and stop using this forum to promote a man continuously.If someone followed me around doing that, I'd say the same thing. Follow Christ and don't promote a human.If someone did that to me, I'd probably leave the forum altogether and never be found within ear shot of the person again, for their own sakes and their own walks with Christ.I truthfully mean no harm by this posting. Quite the contrary in the Eternal scheme of things.His Love to you.AnnieEdited: changed bad use of words.