Re: Another question on Luke 23:34
On Thu, 22 Sep 1994 11:30:57 EST you said:
>Somewhere I once came across another angle on "aphes autois" in this verse:
> thataphes means "permit" and that the prayer is intended to avert immediate
> judgmenton the ignorant soldiers, not to secure their forgiveness. "Permit"
>doubt within the semantic range of aphiEmi and there is perhaps a problem with
>ignorance as a basis of forgiveness, though not as a basis of averting
>immediate judgment. Any comments?
Perhaps in favor of this view is that this text is close enough to the
modern Greek common construction, "AS +acc. + subj." = "Let (me,him, etc.)
do such and such"
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