1 Tim 2:1-4 - antecedent of τοῦτο in τοῦτο καλὸν

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1 Tim 2:1-4 - antecedent of τοῦτο in τοῦτο καλὸν

Post by Jonathan Robie » June 10th, 2018, 6:43 am

What do you think the antecedent of τοῦτο is in the phrase τοῦτο καλὸν?
Παρακαλῶ οὖν πρῶτον πάντων ποιεῖσθαι δεήσεις, προσευχάς, ἐντεύξεις, εὐχαριστίας, ὑπὲρ πάντων ἀνθρώπων, ὑπὲρ βασιλέων καὶ πάντων τῶν ἐν ὑπεροχῇ ὄντων, ἵνα ἤρεμον καὶ ἡσύχιον βίον διάγωμεν ἐν πάσῃ εὐσεβείᾳ καὶ σεμνότητι. τοῦτο καλὸν καὶ ἀπόδεκτον ἐνώπιον τοῦ σωτῆρος ἡμῶν θεοῦ, ὃς πάντας ἀνθρώπους θέλει σωθῆναι καὶ εἰς ἐπίγνωσιν ἀληθείας ἐλθεῖν.
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ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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Re: 1 Tim 2:1-4 - antecedent of τοῦτο in τοῦτο καλὸν

Post by Barry Hofstetter » June 10th, 2018, 6:50 am

I would take it as the entire preceding clause.
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Re: 1 Tim 2:1-4 - antecedent of τοῦτο in τοῦτο καλὸν

Post by Jonathan Robie » June 10th, 2018, 7:57 am

Barry Hofstetter wrote:
June 10th, 2018, 6:50 am
I would take it as the entire preceding clasue.
The clause starting with ἵνα? The other possibility I saw was πάντων ποιεῖσθαι δεήσεις κτλ.
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ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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Re: 1 Tim 2:1-4 - antecedent of τοῦτο in τοῦτο καλὸν

Post by Barry Hofstetter » June 10th, 2018, 7:26 pm

Jonathan Robie wrote:
June 10th, 2018, 7:57 am
Barry Hofstetter wrote:
June 10th, 2018, 6:50 am
I would take it as the entire preceding clasue.
The clause starting with ἵνα? The other possibility I saw was πάντων ποιεῖσθαι δεήσεις κτλ.
This is the antecedent:

Παρακαλῶ οὖν πρῶτον πάντων ποιεῖσθαι δεήσεις, προσευχάς, ἐντεύξεις, εὐχαριστίας, ὑπὲρ πάντων ἀνθρώπων, ὑπὲρ βασιλέων καὶ πάντων τῶν ἐν ὑπεροχῇ ὄντων, ἵνα ἤρεμον καὶ ἡσύχιον βίον διάγωμεν ἐν πάσῃ εὐσεβείᾳ καὶ σεμνότητι.
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