From: clayton stirling bartholomew (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Apr 15 1998 - 10:55:52 EDT
In line 38 of Agamemnon I ran into a verb suffix that gave me trouble, -EIEN.
I took out my NT verb chart and didn't find it. I looked in the indices of
Smyth and didn't find it. I looked under the morphology of the Optative,
because I had guessed by the context that it was probably an aorist 3rd sing
optative. I looked in LS (intermed.) and didn't find it. As a last resort I
went to the computer room and launched Accordance, searched in the GNT for
this suffix and didn't find it. Then I switched to the LXX and there it was in
Job and 4th Mac. The references where this form was found in the LXX are:
4Mac. 4:13, 4Mac. 4:17, 4Mac. 5:13, 4Mac. 7:22,
4Mac. 8:12, 4Mac. 9:24, 4Mac. 12:6, 4Mac. 17:1, Job 18:18, Job 20:16.
Could anyone point me to a section in Smyth where he discusses this ending? I
use Smyth a lot but somtimes I don't find what I am looking for right away.
-- Clayton Stirling Bartholomew Three Tree Point P.O. Box 255 Seahurst WA 98062
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