Date of Award


Document Type

Seminar Paper

Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Louis Brighton

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Matthew 20:28; Mark 10:45; 1 Timothy 2:6; Luke 24:21; Exodus 13: 11-16; Exodus 1 :7-11; Leviticus 27:26-29; Numbers 3:44-48; Leviticus 19:20; Leviticus 25:23-55; Ruth 4:2-6; Leviticus 27:11-31; Numbers 35:12, 19-27; Deuteronomy 19:6, 12; Joshua 20:2f, 5, 9; Proverbs 23:11; Jeremiah 50:34; Lamentations 3:58; Job 19:25; Exodus 13: 13a; Numbers 35:31f; Isaiah 44:24; Amos 5:12; Exodus 13:11-16; Deuteronomy 9:26; Nehemiah 1:10; Psalm 77:16; Micah 6:4; Exodus 6:6; Isaiah 43:3; Isaiah 52:3; Hosea 13:14; Psalm 119:154; Job 33:28;


A major problem in word studies is how much of the meanings and implications found in earlier word usage carries over into later usage, or in moving from one language to another. Today when we use the words "ransom" or "redeem" many of the aspects common to their usage 200 years ago will not be inferred or understood by today's average hearer. Nor is it likely that most of the nuances of the corresponding biblical Greek and Hebrew terms for "ransom" and "redeem" would be picked up by today's audience. But was there a significant change in understanding in these respective terms going from the Hebrew of the Old Testament, to the Greek of the Septuagint, and then to the Greek of the New Testament?

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