Did I make a mistake in saying written instead of painted?
No, no. Some people foist a lot of theological meaning on their translation of grapho
, as if the only correct translation is "writing."
In all dialects of Ancient Greek, however, the word is highly adaptable. When one is painting something, grapho
means painting. When one is etching, it means etching. When ones is writing, it means writing. Xenophon even uses it to mean "propose."