Re: Re¬parse

From: David L. Moore (
Date: Mon Jan 20 1997 - 09:23:01 EST

At 04:35 PM 1/19/97 -0600, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
>At 5:22 PM -0600 1/19/97, Isidoros wrote:
>>And of course, Yes, HQETHSAN could have been a candidate, too, after
>>HQWTHSAN, in place of the given HRWTHSAN, albeit not the likely one,
>>though, for three reasons:
>>(i) the H augment substituting for the A in the case, specifically,
>>of the verb AQETW is a truly rare (and not a "fair," either, aesthetically,
>>nor is it, in its usage, a very effective) one, such that
>>it is to be expected to be met anyway rarely
>I'm not sure what kind of Greek you're talking about, but when AQETEW
>appears in the indicative aorist in the NT, it is augmented with H: Luke
>7:30, 1 Tim 5:12. In classical Attic and still in the Koine of the NT,
>alpha lengthens when augmented, and a long alpha became eta.

        There is a factor here that might influence but which is not being
considered. On most layouts of the computer keyboard for writing Greek - at
least here in North America - the epsilon is adjacent to the omega whereas
the rho is separated from the theta by two intervening keys. If the book in
question was set up on a computer, or done on a typewriter or a composer
that employs this keyboard layout HQWTHSAN written for HQETHSAN might be the
more probable mistake.

David L. Moore Director
Miami, Florida, USA Department of Education Southeastern Spanish District of the Assemblies of God

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