- Buzzard argues that the use of the word PROSERCHOMAI in the Matthew account of Christ's temptation in the wilderness is proof that the source of Christ's temptation was an individual external to himself. He argues further that this Greek word can never be used figuratively, or refer to something within an individual.
It was demonstrated to Buzzard that both of these claims are false. The entry for PROSERCHOMAI in Liddell, Scott and Jones Greek Lexicon (a standard lexical authority), shows that in the Greek literature it is used:
- Of increasing pain: 'O my foot, how great will be the pain you cause me! It is creeping, it is coming nearer, [PROSERCHETAI] wretched that I am!' (Sophocles 'Philoctetes' 788)
- Of an expectation having come: 'Alas! my expectation [ELPIV] has come [PROSHLQHN]' (Euripides 'Orestes' 859)
Both of these are, of course, within a person.
Edited by Fortigurn, 04 December 2005 - 03:44 AM.