Hellenistic language

Related to Hellenistic language: Hellenistic Culture, Classical Greek language
the Greek spoken or used by the Jews who lived in countries where the Greek language prevailed; the Jewish-Greek dialect or idiom of the Septuagint.

See also: Hellenistic

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Andrew Walls recently described the process in the pages of this journal: As the early preachers "started to speak of Kyrios Jesus, parallel to Kyrios Sarapis," that "act of metaphysical translation" was inevitably followed by "explanation, qualification, supplementation and definition as the identity of Jesus was explored in terms of Hellenistic language and thought." It is as though, Walls continues, "'the full stature of Christ' becomes attainable" as the Gentiles enter the community of faith, "as though Christ himself grows as he penetrates Gentile thought and society in the persons of his people.