From: Carl W. Conrad (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Sep 23 1997 - 06:20:16 EDT
At 10:47 AM -0500 9/23/97, Rick Strelan wrote:
>How to understand the dative in Eph 5:19b: PSALLONTES THi KARDIAi HYMWN.
>Locative: "in your heart(s)"
>Manner: "with your heart(s)"
>Advantage: "to/for your heart(s)"?
>Note also 5:19a: LALOUNTES hEAUTOIS and Col 3:16: AiDONTES EN TAIS KARDIAIS
>(note the preposition + the plural)
I'm not sure that Col 3:16 helps definitively, as it could be eiher
instrumental ("Manner" or "Means") or locative; 5:19a is pretty clearly
true dative and reciprocal-- "to each other." I think Eph 5:19b and Col
3:16 are probably both instrumental; (a) if Eph 19b were locative, it
really OUGHT to have an EN; and (b) there doesn't really seem to be any
place here for THi KARDIAi to mean, as it sometimes does, "silently." So I
would think the instrumental--"manner"--or even "means" ("with your
hearts") would be the preferable interpretation here.
Carl W. Conrad
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