Re: Question on negation.
I strongly second Larry's praise for Zerwick's Biblical Greek. If you
want just one book that will answer questions about various constructions
and their significance, GET THIS ONE.
It's worth getting just for Zerwick's treatment of *in* Christ and *son
James K. Tauber, Undergraduate Student
Centre for Linguistics, UWA, Australia
On Thu, 14 Apr 1994, Larry W. Hurtado wrote:
> I can't tell from the posting what it is about Rom 7:15,19 and the use of
> negation here that is problemmatic. Can you clarify please? The only
> variation I can see is word order, "ou gar ho thelo", cf. v. 16 "ei de ho
> ou thelo". But such variation is word order with "ou" is not without
> analogies elsewhere in the NT and contemporary works. By the by, for
> students developing some acquaintance with the niceties and variationsin
> biblical greek, I recommend still a VERY useful but little known work:
> Maximilian Zerwick, BIBLICAL GREEK ILLUSTRATED BY EXAMPLES, trans. and
> adapted by Joseph Smith, "Scripta Pontificii Instituti Biblici" vol. 114;
> Rome: Pontifical Institute, 1963. On negatives, see esp. pp. 148-51.
> Larry Hurtado, Religion, Univ. of Manitoba