From: Carl W. Conrad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Sep 05 1997 - 15:26:07 EDT
At 1:02 PM -0500 9/5/97, A. Brent Hudson wrote:
>....MH EN PROSWPOLHMYIAIS EXETE THN PISTIN TOU
>KURIOU hHMWN IHSOU XRISTOU THS DOCHS.
>Is it possible for this to mean "it is not due to partiality [that] you
>faith ..."? In other words, is James grounding his following exhortation
>in the belief that there is no favoritism with God?
No, because this is itself a negative exhortation, or (pace Edward) better:
a command, an imperative. Note the negative particle is MH. So it's, "Don't
exercise with partiality your faith ..."
Carl W. Conrad
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