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Re: Gospel of Mark and EUQUS
- To: Eric Weiss <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Biblical Greek List <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: Gospel of Mark and EUQUS
- From: "Stephen C. Carlson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 10 Jun 1997 00:37:17 -0400
- Cc: GREEK-QUESTIONS@genesis.acu.edu
At 05:50 6/7/97 -0500, Eric Weiss wrote:
>Are there any Marcan scholars/students out there who can
>support/clarify/critique/comment on this suggestion of Mark using EUQUS
>for Greek IDOU and Hebrew HiNNeH? My speculation is NOT based on lengthy
>study, and I'm only a "little Greek."
I don't know how to coordinate Mark's EUQUS with a Hebrew word, because
it is unlikely that Mark was translated directly from a Hebrew document
or that the author was very conversant in Hebrew.
As for Gk. IDOU, I think that Matthew's parallels can be of help.
There are about 60 instances of the word IDOU in Mt, usually as KAI
IDOU, and only two correspond to a EUQUS in Mark, at 15:22 and 26:47.
Thus, if Matthew used Mark, then he obviously did not feel that IDOU
is a replacement for EUQUS. On the other hand, if Mark used Matthew
(so Griesbach, Augustine), Mark did not feel that EUQUS is a replacement
In my reading of these words, they seem to be used in different
situations. Mt tends to use IDOU to introduce a person or an event.
Mk tends to use EUQUS to connect actions.
Stephen C. Carlson : Poetry speaks of aspirations,
email@example.com : and songs chant the words.
http://www.mindspring.com/~scarlson/ : -- Shujing 2.35