I was responding to your question. If you'd prefer me not to respond so be it. I'm quite sure you're just as capable as me in respect of being able to research it. My only views on this subject are empirical: I see the Koine Greek of the bible as habitually using monogenes in relation to offspring, and especially those naturally born of men. In a very few places in the LXX does it infer anything else, possibly "my life" or "my soul."I'm unsure why you're telling me this, I'm afraid. But the bolded text can only be true if it permits rather abstract senses of 'birth or procreation'.
I am quite willing to infer that if a context demands "one of a kind" then that is what that context demands; but such a contextual slant seems to involve an extended meaning to monogenes , rather than the default meaning.
What I see as utter futility is to insist on a meaning for monogenes that is context-independent, and try to develop a theology this way. Thus I see it as having ZERO connatations for either Trinitarianism or Unitarianism for it can only mean whatever the context demands. In respect of Jesus, the connotation is "only natural born son of God."
See any of the following links:
- offspring, descendant
- family, clan
- nation, race
- any type or class
Suffix-γενής • (-genḗs) m or f (neuter -γενές); third declension
EtymologyFrom γένος (génos) + -ης (-ēs).
- (forming adjectives) born in a certain place or condition ἔνδον (éndon) + -γενής (-genḗs) → ἐνδογενής (endogenḗs) οἶκος (oîkos) + -γενής (-genḗs) → οἰκογενής (oikogenḗs)
- (forming adjectives) of a kind ἕτερος (héteros) + -γενής (-genḗs) → ἑτερογενής (heterogenḗs) ὁμός (homós) + -γενής (-genḗs) → ὁμογενής (homogenḗs) μόνος (mónos) + -γενής (-genḗs) → μονογενής (monogenḗs)