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μεταξὺ ἀλλήλων in Rom. 2:15

Posted: November 3rd, 2018, 2:49 pm
by Wes Wood
Rom. 2:15 οἵτινες ἐνδείκνυνται τὸ ἔργον τοῦ νόμου γραπτὸν ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις αὐτῶν, συμμαρτυρούσης αὐτῶν τῆς συνειδήσεως καὶ μεταξὺ ἀλλήλων τῶν λογισμῶν κατηγορούντων ἢ καὶ ἀπολογουμένων,

What sense do you make of the underlined portion of this verse?

Re: μεταξὺ ἀλλήλων in Rom. 2:15

Posted: November 3rd, 2018, 3:05 pm
by Jedd Cole
I have tried taking μεταξυ ἀλληλων λογισμων to sorta evoke cross-examination? My loose rendering of the passage is something like "who demonstrate the law's action written on their hearts, their conscience lending voice and speaking either in accusation or in defense between accounts."

Re: μεταξὺ ἀλλήλων in Rom. 2:15

Posted: November 3rd, 2018, 8:03 pm
by Jonathan Robie
Wes Wood wrote:
November 3rd, 2018, 2:49 pm
Rom. 2:15 οἵτινες ἐνδείκνυνται τὸ ἔργον τοῦ νόμου γραπτὸν ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις αὐτῶν, συμμαρτυρούσης αὐτῶν τῆς συνειδήσεως καὶ μεταξὺ ἀλλήλων τῶν λογισμῶν κατηγορούντων ἢ καὶ ἀπολογουμένων,

What sense do you make of the underlined portion of this verse?
I suspect it means their conflicting thoughts either accuse them or excuse them - the internal debate of the person's own thoughts, which is an indication that the law is written on their hearts, leading to this internal debate. I am not sure whether to interpret this as the person's thoughts in everyday life or the person's thoughts at the judgment day.

Re: μεταξὺ ἀλλήλων in Rom. 2:15

Posted: November 4th, 2018, 10:18 pm
by Wes Wood
Jonathan Robie wrote:
November 3rd, 2018, 8:03 pm
Wes Wood wrote:
November 3rd, 2018, 2:49 pm
Rom. 2:15 οἵτινες ἐνδείκνυνται τὸ ἔργον τοῦ νόμου γραπτὸν ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις αὐτῶν, συμμαρτυρούσης αὐτῶν τῆς συνειδήσεως καὶ μεταξὺ ἀλλήλων τῶν λογισμῶν κατηγορούντων ἢ καὶ ἀπολογουμένων,

What sense do you make of the underlined portion of this verse?
I suspect it means their conflicting thoughts either accuse them or excuse them - the internal debate of the person's own thoughts, which is an indication that the law is written on their hearts, leading to this internal debate. I am not sure whether to interpret this as the person's thoughts in everyday life or the person's thoughts at the judgment day.
I am not nearly as certain as you are. I can't see a clear grammatical reason to choose between the rendering you have suggested and one that has the phrase "μεταξὺ ἀλλήλων" referring to different individuals. It doesn't help that the context seems to work with either understanding.