From: A. Brent Hudson (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Apr 26 1996 - 15:36:03 EDT
-- [ From: A. Brent Hudson * EMC.Ver #2.5.02 ] --
I am having difficulty with with MALLON H. Normally, it means "more than;"
however, acc. to BAGD, it should be translated as "rather than" when
preceded by a negative. The tricky part is that BAGD notes that the
negative can be "unexpressed, though easily supplied fr. the context" Two
of his examples have confused this for me (Jn 3:19, 12have made me This
makes some it difficult, since most comparative statements could be
understood as exclusionary (rather than). For instance:
HGAPHSEN DE RACHL MALLON H LEIAN (Gen 29:30)
he love Rachel more than Leah (perhaps "rather than")
AGAPHSEI SE MALLON H MHTHR SOU
he will love you more than your mother.
KAI PLEION AGAPAi ANQRWPOS THN IDIAN GUNAIKA MALLON H TON PATERA KAI THN
A man is filled with more love for his wife than his father or his mother.
The text that I am working on is Jn 3:19.
HGAPHSAN OI ANQRWPOI MALLON TO SKOTOS H TO FWS:
It seems to me that this is similar to the above examples (the only three
AGAPAW + MALLON H passages I could locate), yet BAGD groups this under the
category of "rather than." My sense is that BAGD has allowed a specific
view of Johannine dualism to affect the interpretation of this passage. Any
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