AETIOLOGY [OF THE THING] - Gnomon Technical Terms

AETIOLOGY [OF THE THING] is, when the proposition of a sentence is not enunciated simply, but the reason and the cause of it are at the same time brought forward; which is done either explicitly, or else by implication.-2Co 11:13, οἱ γὰρ τοιοῦτοι Ψευδαπόστολοι-This is the AEtiology, or expression of the reason why he is unwilling that those teachers should be thought like himself. Gnom. on this passage.-Rom 13:1, πᾶσα Ψυχὴ ἐξουσίαις ὑπερεχούσαις ὑποτασσέσθω. An AEtiology by implication; viz., because they are ὑπερέχουσαι. The Gnom. on this passage. Germ. Weil sie souverain sind.-1Th 4:6, τὸ μὴ ὑπερβαίνειν καἰ πλεονεκτεῖν ἐν τῷ πράγματι τὸν ἀδελφὸν αὐτοῦ, διότι ἔκδικος ὁ Κύριος περὶ πάντων τούτων. There is here to be observed a double AEtiology; 1) one by implication, τὀν ἀδελφὸν αὐτιῦ, viz. because he is his brother, ἀδελφός· 2) an explicit AEtiology; διότι ἔκδικος ὁ Κύριος. Comp. the Gnom. on this passage.

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