Re: hO TE in Luke 23:12

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Tue May 26 1998 - 00:07:18 EDT

At 3:31 PM -0400 5/25/98, clayton stirling bartholomew wrote:
>pwiles wrote:
>> Can any one throw light on Luke's use of hO TE preceding Herod's name in
>> Luke 23:12. On first glance I assumed the hO was just the definite
>> article but UBS4 accents it as the relative pronoun. It seems to be
>> functioning as equivalent to the definite article (which indeed precedes
>> Pilates name following). I havent been able to find discussion of this
>> usage in BDF, Young, Wallace or Moule.
>> Any help appreciated.
>The hO is a definite article. The accent is there because TE is enclitic and
>tosses it's accent back on hO.

And to complete the explanation, this is an instance of TE ... KAI linking
two phrases of the same category very closely together: "both ... and ..."
or "not only ... but also ..."

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
Summer: 1647 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243 OR

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