Sunday, April 19, 2009

Falling off my pedestal?

I was reading Colossions 3:5 this morning (for Tuesday's seminary lesson). I came across an unfamiliar word - "concupiscence". I asked Steve to hand me a dictionary that was behind him on the bookshelf - he looked slightly shocked...that there was a word that I didn't already know the meaning of(it basically means "lust"....why Paul couldn't have just said that....).

I guess if I'm to be found the word definition department...I'm glad it was with a word that I'd rather not know the meaning of.

I did regain a little lost ground, pedestal wise, when Steve later on asked me the definition of the word "dissemble". I may not always nail a definition - but I can generally get my guess onto the target somewhere. My guess for dissemble was "to lie" - it actually means "to put on a false appearance : conceal facts, intentions, or feelings under some pretense". Isn't that a form of lying?


Suzanne said...

Falling off or of? (Sorry, I couldn't help but point it out)

You're still firmly on the pedestal in my eyes. :)

Keira said...

If you had the chance to use the word concupiscence instead of lust wouldn't you take it? And I don't think we can blame this on Paul. Translation monks had a little too much time on their hands and no desire to think of "the flesh" as it were...