Publication Date

2016

Abstract

This paper explores the implications of numismatic material for contributions to Greek lexicography, particularly as it pertains to linguistic features of the postclassical period. The working aim of this paper is to offer a demonstration and preliminary methodological enquiry into employing dated and geographically legitimate comparative numismatic data to refine, illuminate and clarify the semantic domains of relevant Greek New Testament terminology. The case study explored in this paper is the term χαρακτ...ρ in Hebrews 1:3, which, rather than necessarily being understood as “exact imprint,” “representation,” “impression,” etc., can refer to the authenticating mark of a ruler, official or superior.

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Alternative titles:

The Numismatic background of Xaraktēr in Hebrews 1:3

The Numismatic background of Xarakthr in Hebrews 1:3

The Numismatic background of XAPAKTHP in Hebrews 1:3

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