David L. Moore (dvdmoore@ix.netcom.com)
Mon, 20 Jan 1997 09:23:01 -0500

At 04:35 PM 1/19/97 -0600, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
>At 5:22 PM -0600 1/19/97, Isidoros wrote:
>>And of course, Yes, HQETHSAN could have been a candidate, too, after
>>HQWTHSAN, in place of the given HRWTHSAN, albeit not the likely one,
>>though, for three reasons:
>>(i) the H augment substituting for the A in the case, specifically,
>>of the verb AQETW is a truly rare (and not a "fair," either, aesthetically,
>>nor is it, in its usage, a very effective) one, such that
>>it is to be expected to be met anyway rarely
>I'm not sure what kind of Greek you're talking about, but when AQETEW
>appears in the indicative aorist in the NT, it is augmented with H: Luke
>7:30, 1 Tim 5:12. In classical Attic and still in the Koine of the NT,
>alpha lengthens when augmented, and a long alpha became eta.

There is a factor here that might influence but which is not being
considered. On most layouts of the computer keyboard for writing Greek - at
least here in North America - the epsilon is adjacent to the omega whereas
the rho is separated from the theta by two intervening keys. If the book in
question was set up on a computer, or done on a typewriter or a composer
that employs this keyboard layout HQWTHSAN written for HQETHSAN might be the
more probable mistake.

David L. Moore Director
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