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The Glory of Christ in the New TestamentStudies in Christology in Memory of George Bradford Caird$
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L. D. Hurst and N. T. Wright

Print publication date: 1987

Print ISBN-13: 9780198263265

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263265.001.0001

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Words for Love in Biblical Greek

Words for Love in Biblical Greek

(p.3) 1. Words for Love in Biblical Greek
The Glory of Christ in the New Testament

James Barr

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents an essay on the words for love in biblical Greek focusing on the Septuagint (LXX). The noun for love is scarcely found in Greek before the LXX and a common traditional argument for this suggested that the word was coined by that version and was thus the supreme example of a word that was developed within the revealed religion. The 20th century emphasis on the Greek noun for love has been primarily theological in character and the opposition between the two kinds of love, eros and agape, was made familiar by Anders Nygren in the 1930s.

Keywords:   Love, Septuagint, biblical Greek, eros, agape, Anders Nygren

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