From: Jonathan Robie (
Date: Thu Apr 17 1997 - 09:28:42 EDT

Eric Inman <> wrote:
>My impression is that the first ETI applies to the whole clause governed =
>by APEQANEN, not in the sense of extending the time of APEQANEN, but in =
>the sense of the clause extending the line of thought more than what =
>would normally be anticipated. Thus I would translate it "moreover" or =
>"furthermore." I believe Acts 2:26 and Romans 3:7 contain similar cases.
>For the second ETI, I would not translate ETI KATA KAIRON as "at the =
>right time," but as "while there was still opportunity." Transalations =
>like the former have given me the impression of Christ waiting for the =
>right time, whereas ETI KATA KAIRON gives me the impression of not =
>letting the opportunity slip by.

This is really clearly worded and helpful. Your second paragraph helped me
understand what Carl was trying to say to me, and I think you have won me
over to your view for the phrase ETI KATA KAIRON.

I think I probably agree with Carl that the first ETI should be read with


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