From: Jim West (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun May 31 1998 - 19:43:10 EDT
At 11:17 PM 5/31/98 +0000, you wrote:
>Matt. 27.40: SWSON SEAUTON, EI hUIOS EI TOU QEOU, KAI KATABHQI APO
>Would we naturally read this as "since you are the Son of God"?
I think so, Mark.
>Would we not rather translate "*if* you are the Son of God", with an
>element of sarcasm, doubt or irony implied?
If this were Johannine material I would give a hearty yes; but as it is
Matt. I do not think so. Unless, of course, there are examples of Matthean
irony that can be pointed to.
Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology
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