Re: 3rd-person imperatives in the Lord's Prayer

From: Jonathan Robie (
Date: Thu Aug 14 1997 - 16:10:54 EDT

At 04:00 PM 8/14/97 -0400, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
>I don't see how this is a problem. God's will IS the subject. I would think
>that, just as in the LXX of Genesis 1, God expressed his will in the
>several sentences (imperatives, aren't they?) and each is answered by some
>form of EGENETO. Indeed, John's gospel says simply: PANTA DI' AUTOU
>EGENETO, KAI CWRIS AUTOU EGENETO OUDE hEN. So: the imperative is that God's
>SOVEREIGN WILL is to come to fulfilment, as his REIGN is to come, and his
>NAME is to be sanctified.
Boing! Clarity strikes! Thanks, Carl.


Jonathan Robie
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