Donald Heinz

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Frederick Danker

Scripture References in this Resource

Matthew 4:8; Matthew 5:14; Matthew 13:35; 38; Matthew 16:26; Matthew 18:7; Matthew 24:21; Matthew 25:34; Matthew 26:13; Mark 8:36; Mark 14:9; Mark 16:15; Luke 9:25; Luke 11:50; Luke 12:30; Genesis 1:1; John 1:5; John 1:29; John 4:21; Genesis 2:1; Isaiah 40:26; Isaiah 24:21; Deuteronomy 4:19; Deuteronomy 17:3; Job 38:4


The purpose of this study is to determine what John aims to say with the word kosmos . What understanding of man underlies John's semantic signal kosmos? Why did John choose this particular word to signal the thought he wanted to convey? What role did this term play in the Umwelt of John? Is the idea behind the term kosmos effectively and accurately signalled by the English term "world"?

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