From: Jim West (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Apr 19 1998 - 12:02:23 EDT
At 03:51 PM 4/19/98 +0200, you wrote:
>I have some problems concerning hOI EK PISTEWS in Galatians. Should I
>understand hOI EK PISTEWS in Gal 3:7,9 as A) a separate and independent
>saying having a clear message on its own (like 'those who have faith' or
>'those who believe') or B) should I connect it with the following verb and
>related words (EISIN in verse 7 and EULOGOUNTAI in verse 9)? In verse 7
>hOUTOI seems to indicate that hOI EK PISTEWS is separate, but verse 9
>doesn't have such hOUTOI.
> GINWSKETE ARA hOTI hOI EK PISTEWS hOUTOI hUIOI EISIN ABRAAM
> Know then that [only] those
> A) who have faith are sons of Abraham.
> B) who are sons because of faith are sons of Abraham.
> hWSTE hOI EK PISTEWS EULOGOUNTAI SUN TWi PISTWi ABRAAM
> So that [only] those
> A) who have faith are blessed with believing Abraham.
> B) who are blessed because of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.
See Frank Matera's excellent commentary on Galatians in the Sacra Pagina
series. He discusses this most fully.
Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology
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