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Title: Jn 3,3.7: Γεννηθῆναι ἄνωθεν (III)
Subtitle: Valeurs locales et sens temporels de l'adverbe ἄνωθεν au cours de la période postclassique
Author(s): BOUCHER, Pierre-Marin
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 87 Issue: 4 Date: 2011
Is the Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus grounded upon ambiguity or double meaning of the adverb ἄνωθεν (John 3,3.7: to be born desuper, 'from above' / to be born denuo, 'again')? In order to answer the question, the present article analyses and illustrates the various meanings of the term ἄνωθεν in non Palestinian Koine Greek [269 instances] and especially its particular sense denuo during the first centuries AD.