Monday, August 14, 2017

Role-Religionists hide alternative definition of "hypo"


Enlightenment can come at the most unexpected times from the most unexpected sources.
    Who would have dreamed a verse of scripture speaking of forgiveness, would turn the world of scholarship on its ear by exposing a universal bias that has kept the full meaning of a biblical word from the Christian laity for centuries, and all to maintain a gender-role hierarchy the Bible does not teach.
   2 Corinthians 2:10-11:  10: To whom you forgive anything I forgive also for if I forgave anything to whom I forgave it for your sakes forgave I it in the room(TYN) of Christ  11: Lest over [hypo G5259] [1]  [us] Satan should gain advantage for we are not ignorant of his devices



1] The primary preposition, hypo (G5259), is both untranslated and mistranslated in this verse (depending on what work one reads). The reason for this is obvious. The context of verse 11, demands it be translated as “over.” This contradicts religious tradition which teaches the word always means some form of “beneath/under,” or some other innocuous translation such as by, of, with…, etc.. Defining this word honestly demands that centuries-old traditions regarding gender roles be re-considered in light of even one verse using the word, hypo, as meaning “over” instead of under, inferior, or beneath. 2 Corinthians 2:11, is that one verse.
This is an excerpt from the Hungry Hearts Online Bible Commentary HHBC


The image above shows the word untranslated. The image to the right, shows James Strong's partial definition of the word, hypo (G5259).

In light of 2 Corinthians 2:11, Strong either overlooked one of the meanings of hypo (over), or he did it deliberately.  

Historically, virtually all Bible translators and commentators were role-religionists. 2 Corinthians 2:11 only adds to the mountain of evidence attesting to the misogynistic filters through which they worked. Bushnell did well to encourage Christians to learn to read the biblical languages for themselves.    


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