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Subject:  Re: Cardinal Carlo Martini Date:  10/4/2012  10:43 PM
Author:  1poorguy Number:  183280 of 199081

In other words, the original Greek word doesn't specify sex between unmarried people. There IS no word in the bible that means that.

Evidently the Greek word in question (pornea, or a variant thereof) can mean all those things depending on context and usage. I consulted the Oracle of Fundy Coworker. Alas he sent me a PDF with a word analysis of that term, so I can't really post it here.

I will press him a bit for more detail (specifically the Galatians passage), though he also mentioned Corinthians to me (which I haven't checked yet).

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