Re: Heb 11:16b...

Carl W. Conrad (
Fri, 3 Jan 1997 10:27:56 -0600

At 8:13 AM -0600 1/3/97, Carl W. Conrad wrote (to his great embarrassment):
>This is relatively straightforward; I suspect it's the word order you find
>confusing: (1) AUTOUS is the object of the complEmentary infinitive

I can't believe I wrote that! Carlton is, of course, absolutely right;
AUTOUS cannot be governed by the infinitive EPIKALEISQAI; it MUST be
understood as an object of EPAISCUNETAI, although I wonder whether it is
really so much a direct object as an acc. of respect, as EPAISCUNOMAI tends
to be intransitive.

Carl W. Conrad
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