Friday, February 23, 2018

The Greek verb εγειρω (egeiro) means to awaken

The verb εγειρω (egeiro) means to awaken, incite, rouse or rise. There's no proper English equivalent of this verb but it indicates the opposite of being inactive and inattentive (or asleep) and is as such used figuratively to describe a becoming alert or focused, or getting underway on a journey or perhaps en route to an understanding.

Our verb is often translated with terms like "rise" or "awaken" but the emphasis lies on the gathering up of one's scattered thoughts or unconscious attentions and bundling these into a unified purpose.

It's used 139 times in the New Testament, see full concordance and comes with a bunch of derivatives.

Continue reading ...

Get Wow-Wow-Woke Already!!!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Be nice.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...