The abbreviations table at the beginning gives the following work for the abbreviation Th.:
Thayer, Joseph Henry, A Greek English Lexicon of the New Testament, New York, 1886. Rev. edition 1889.
The text of that section is as follows (unfortunately, all written with transliterations):
8. ei mē, a. in a conditional protasis, with the same sequence of moods and tenses as the simple ei see I. above, if not, unless, except, (Winer’s Grammar, 477ff (444ff); Buttmann, 345 (297)): Matt. 24:22; John 9:33; 15:22,24; Rom. 7:7, etc. b. it serves, with the entire following sentence, to limit or correct what has just been said, only, save that, (Latin nisi quod) (Buttmann, 359 (308)): Mark 6:5; 1 Cor. 7:17 (where Paul by the addition ei mē hekastō k.t.l. strives to prevent anyone in applying what had been said a little while before, viz. ou dedoulōtai ... en toioutois to his own case, from going too far); in ironical answers, unless perchance, save forsooth that, (Kühner, sec. 577, 7; (Jelf, sec. 860, 5 Obs.)): ei mē chrēzomen k.t.l., 2 Cor. 3:1 Rec. c. ei mē very often coalesce into one particle, as it were, which takes the same verb as the preceding negation: unless, equivalent to except, save, (Kühner, sec. 577, 8; Buttmann, 359 (308)); a. universally: Matt. 11:27; 12:39; Mark 2:26; 8:14; John 3:13; Rom. 7:7; 13:1,8; 1 Cor. 8:4; 12:3; 2 Cor. 12:5, etc. as in classic Greek, monos, monon, is added pleonastically: Matt. 17:8; 21:19; 24:36; Acts 11:19; Phil. 4:15; Rev. 13:17, etc. β. after negatives joined to nouns it is so used as to refer to the negative alone (hence, many have regarded it as used for alla (i.e. as being not exceptive but adversative)), and can be rendered in Latin sed tantum, but only: Matt. 12:4 (ouk exon ēn autō fagein oude tois metʾ autou, ei mē tois hiereusi monois, as if ouk exon ēn fagein alone preceded); Luke 4:26f; Rom. 14:14; Rev. 9:4; 21:27 (ean mē is so used in Gal. 2:16; on Gal. 1:19 see Iakōbos, 3); cf. Fritzsche on Romans, vol. iii., p. 195; (see ean, I. 3 c. and references). γ. when preceded by the interrogative tis in questions having a negative force: Mark 2:7; Luke 5:21; Rom. 11:15; 1 Cor. 2:11; 2 Cor. 2:2; 12:13; Heb. 3:18; 1 John 2:22; 5:5; (Xenophon, oec. 9, 1; Aristophanes eqq. 615). δ. with other conjunctions: ei mē hina John 10:10; ei mē hotan, Mark 9:9; ei mē hoti etc., 2 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 4:9. ε. it has its own verb, and makes a phrase by itself: ho ouk estin allo, ei mē tines eisin hoi tarassontes humas which means nothing else, save that there are some who trouble you, Gal. 1:7 (so Winer (commentary at the passage) et al.; but see Meyer)) d. ektos ei mē, arising from the blending of the two expressions ei mē and ektos ei, like the Latin nisi si equivalent to praeterquam si, except in case, except: 1 Tim. 5:19; with the aorist indicative, 1 Cor. 15:2; with the subjunctive present 1 Cor. 14:5; (Lucian, de luctu c. 19; dial. meret. 1, 2, etc.). Cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 459; Winer’s Grammar, sec. 65, 3 c.; (Buttmann, index under the word ektos ei mē).
Nathaniel J. Erickson
NT PhD candidate, ABD
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
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