Re: TE . . . KAI

From: Jim West (
Date: Sun Aug 03 1997 - 17:40:48 EDT

At 01:29 PM 8/3/97 +0000, you wrote:
>In Acts 6:12 we have a TE . . . KAI which sent me to BDF
>#443,444 for help. It seems that TE in this context is
>linking clauses and the following KAI is linking nouns.
>What I cannot figure out, reading BDF, is whether this
>is an example of TE operating on it's own or an example
>of TE . . . KAI. I am leaning toward to first
>explanation but am rather befuddled (as usual) by BDF's
>discussion of the topic. I am guessing that Luke chose
>TE here because of the close connection between the
>events transpiring in the joined clauses.
>Can anyone clarify what is going on here?

Translate with "both..... and" and all will be clear.

>Clay Bartholomew
>Three Tree Point
>Has anyone noticed how Carl Conrad is able to figure out
>what I am saying even when I use the wrong words, like
>grave/acute in my question about TIS. I wonder if this
>has any implications for semantics?

Its just called thoughtful reading. Those of us with children listen to
what they mean instead of what they say all the time.


Jim West, ThD
Adjunct Professor of Bible, Quartz Hill School of Theology

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