From: F. Holly Mitchell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Oct 14 1997 - 14:58:05 EDT
On Tue, 14 Oct 1997, Jonathan Robie wrote:
> A.T.Robertson's "Word Pictures" comments on both GUNAI and the use of the
> "What have I to do with thee? (Ti emoi kai soi;). There are a number of
> examples of this ethical dative in the LXX (Jud 11:12; 2Sa 16:10; 1Ki 17:18;
> 2Ki 3:13; 2Ch 35:21) and in the N.T. (Mk 1:24; 5:7; Mt 8:29; 27:19; Lu
> 8:28). Some divergence of thought is usually indicated. Literally the phrase
> means, "What is it to me and to thee?" In this instance F.C. Burkitt
> (Journal of Theol. Studies, July, 1912) interprets it to mean, "What is it
> to us?" That is certainly possible and suits the next clause also.
Many thanks. This is a phrase I'd much puzzled over. I hadn't realized
that it was used so confrontationally.
Ginger (assistant to Holly)
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