Re: Rom 4:12
On Wed, 27 Apr 1994, Carl Conrad wrote:
> The context, inasmuch as it is concerned with
> faith-righteousness as a phenomenon pre-existing the
> practice of circumcision and illustrated in Abraham's
> example, seems to me pretty clearly to favor the second
> The problem, in my view, is that either (1) the initial TOIS
> is mistakenly repeated before the participle STOIKHOYSIN, or
> (2) the negative particle OYK is mistakenly placed inside
> the article.
This second option also seems to me to be right, especially in light of
4:16: ou twi ek tou nomou monon alla kai twi ek pistews abraam.