Ephesians 3:14-21 - the adventure continues ;->

From: Jonathan Robie (jwrobie@mindspring.com)
Date: Mon Feb 10 1997 - 10:19:46 EST

I'm still reading Ephesians, and still coming up with plenty of
questions...here's today's installment:

Ephe 3:15 (GNT) ex hou pasa patria en ouranois kai epi ghs onomazetai

1. Is EX used in the sense of naming someone after somebody else? In Luke
1:59, EPI is used to indicate that they wanted to name John after his father.
2. I had always assumed fathers on earth meant people like me who have
children. Now I see that this passage also refers to "fathers in heaven" -
what on earth could that mean? Does this affect the meaning of "fathers on

Ephe 3:16 (GNT) hina dw humin kata to ploutos ths doxhs autou dunamei
krataiwqhnai dia tou pneumatos autou *eis* ton esw anqrwpon

3. Zerwick says that EIS is sometimes used for EN, but never in Pauline
epistles, except perhaps here. Zerwick is not inclined to make this the one
exception, but I suspect Carl and Edward will be less inclined to accept
Paul's style as an argument here.

As I understand it, translating with EN gives you "strengthened in the inner
man" (which can be made gender neutral as "in the inner being" or "in the
inner self"). Translating with EIS would mean "strengthened in order to
produce the inner man".

Is my understanding correct? Is there a reason to prefer one interpretation
over the other?

Ephe 3:20 (GNT) Tw de dunamenw huper panta poihsai huperekperissou hwn
aitoumeqa h nooumen kata thn dunamin thn energoumenhn en hhmin

Error 2002: stack overflow in verse 3:20 - aborting!

Help! I'm not managing to figure out the relationships among the different
phrases in this sentence. Can someone help me here?



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