Date: Sun May 03 1998 - 13:48:01 EDT
Ben Crick wrote:
> Chrysostom writes (Homil vii on 2 Cor) OU MONON hORWMEN EIS THN DOXAN TOU
> QEOU, ALLA KAI EKEIQEN DECOMEQA TINA AIGLHN: "We not only look upon the
> glory of God, but also catch thence a kind of radiance".
This is the first time I have seen this construction that is so
Englishly expressed in the Greek ~ "Not only....but also..." [OU
MONON...ALLA KAI...] It would seem to have obvious opportunity for
common usage, so why am I not remembering seeing it previously? IS it
The tense relationship in this quote [present...aorist?] seems
important, to where it should perhaps read: "Not only are we looking
into the glory of God, but also catch thereby a certain radiance."
With the meaning that our looking [into God's glory] results in our
own radiance. The present [ongoing] tense shows the action that the
reader does [or can do], the aorist the result [at any time] we might
be doing it, in virtue of 'thereby'.
[I'm remembering to sign my last name!] [Apologies to other George's
on the list ~ 'Tis a hard enough name to have to endure without being
lumped together with the likes of ME!!] :-)
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