Sunday, 26 June 2016

MERCY WORDS

Some Notes on words derived from the *ele stem in NT Greek.

* ELE MERCY * ελε WORDS

VERBS: ἐλεάω ἐλεέω to have pity mercy compassion on someone

NOUNS: ἐλεήμοσύνη ἐλεήμων ἔλεος mercy pity compassion

Rarer Forms such as Adjectives Ionic ἐλεητός
and Literary Poetic ἐλεεινος and ἐλείνος

Words used in the New testament for mercy using this stem are thought to be translation of Hebrew and Aramaic words from the HSD stem but also the R kh M or R H M  stem.

(C)HESED AND RACHAM.

ELE does not appear to be derived from an earlier Indo-European Stem or a borrowing from a Semitic language. 

Its usage in the NT indicates that mercy is seen as being not just a feeling but an action.