Re: EN + dative in Eph 5:18

From: Eric Weiss (
Date: Mon May 05 1997 - 23:04:09 EDT

Dan Wallace p. 375 states: "...There are no other examples in biblical
Greek in which EN + the dative after PLHROW indicates content. Further,
the parallel with OINWi as well as the common grammatical category of
"means" suggest that the idea intended is that believers are to be
filled "by means of" the [Holy] Spirit. If so, there seeems to be an
unnamed agent..." He continues with a discussion of PLHROW in Ephesians
and concludes: "Believers are to be filled "by" Christ "by means of" the
Spirit "with" the content of the fullness of God."

Something to think about....

"Eric S. (and Karol-Ann) Weiss"
part-time grad student at The Criswell College
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