John 8:58: a fresh and naive probe

Jonathan Robie (74144.2360@CompuServe.COM)
17 Aug 96 10:20:15 EDT

> And as to the notion that EGW EIMI is incomplete without a predicate
> word, or that the phrase is meaningful only if EGW is understood as a
> predicate nominative ("It is I"--the archaic phrasing of contemporary
> Eng. "It's me"), that ignores the existential sense of EINAI, the
> sense that is very important in philosophical Greek and that permitted
> Parmenides, as I noted a few days ago, to insist that time and motions
> are illusory because ESTI means "there IS a reality that had no
> beginning and that will have no end."

Thanks for the correction! I'm very glad to be in a forum where people who know
more than I do can help me improve my understanding of New Testament Greek.