Re: Questions on 1 Pet.2:11-16

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Sun Sep 28 1997 - 18:16:04 EDT

At 3:01 PM -0500 9/28/97, Martin Arhelger wrote:
>C.W.Conrad wrote as to my answer concerning 1Peter 2:11 ("I
>think it modifies PARAKALW. Here are some reasons"):
>>Perhaps this may seem a quibble, but in formal >grammatical
>analysis I think
>>we'd want to say that hWS PAROIKOUS KAI >PAREPIDHMOUS must
>construe with and therefore >technically *modify* an implicit
>accusative *object* of >PARAKALW.
>>It is those who are being exhorted who are to be >exhorted just
>as strangers
>>and sojourners would be exhorted. So, I think that (see >note
>below on what
>>Kuehl says) that hUMAS must be implicit here, even if >not
>expressed, and to
>>get this into English, at least, we do have to supply the
>>object pronoun,
>>"I exhort YOU as ..."
>I think the problem of Theo was, to decide between the two
>following translations:
>1) I exhort you as sojourners and pilgrims, to abstain from
>fleshly lusts ...
>2) I exhort you, to abstain from fleshly lusts as
>sojourners and pilgrims ...
>Am I right, that you agree with me, as to the preference of the
>FIRST translation?

Genau so. I guess I did not realize that's what you meant.

>Of course, the hWS PAROIKOUS KAI PAREPIDHMOUS must construe with
>an implicit hUMAS as accusative object of PARAKALW (and this
>hUMAS is expressed in English - and in German as well).
>But the thought of Kuehl was, that this hUMAS must have been
>EXPLICITLY in the WRITTEN text to adopt the first translation;
>and seeing, that it is NOT in the written text, Kuehl adopts the
>second translation. And that form of argument is, what I denied
>and still deny.
>To the rest of your e-mail I fully agree.
>I apologise for my bad English, that may have led to some

Es ist ganz gleich. Some of us who write English all the time can't
understand each other. I'm sorry if I misunderstood what you meant

Carl W. Conrad
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