Re: 1 Peter 1:2

Date: Tue Aug 19 1997 - 19:00:23 EDT

Dear Carl,

You concluded a delightful model-exegesis of a passage written by Rocky
Johnson, first student summoned by Jesus to follow him, with this odd

"Another curious element here: the aorist passive optative PLHQUNQEIH. Are
we to suppose that the "big fisherman from Galilee" learned this kind of
Greek somewhere in the course of his career? Perhaps while fishing over
near Tiberias?"

Why don't you accept the fact that God would surely endow Jesus' first
"Apostle" with an unusually fine command of Greek, especially of the use of
the optative? Now John, being fourth in line, had to settle for pidgin
Greek when he wrote the Apocalypse.

For confirmation, see Ben Crick's last post.


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