From: clayton stirling bartholomew (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Aug 24 1998 - 16:22:22 EDT
The last half of Acts 13:48 admits several readings. EIS ZWHN AIWNION can be
joined with TETAGMENOI or with EPISTEUSAN. I have not looked into English
translations but I suspect from reading H. A. W. Meyer's comments that the
word order leads most commentators to join EIS ZWHN AIWNION with TETAGMENOI.
The more I stared at this passage the more intrigued I became with the
options. Luke likes to put subordinate clauses in the middle of a main clause
to separate the major constituents of the main clause. Therefore, one reading
I came up with (far fetched?) is that hOSOI is functioning here as a relative
pronoun introducing a relative clause hOSOI HSAN TETAGMENOI and that the
antecedent of hOSOI is the unstated subject of EPISTEUSAN. The main clause
would be EPISTEUSAN EIS ZWHN AIWNION, where EIS . . . would read as a result
of the action EPISTEUSAN.
Another option is to read hOSOI as the subject of EPISTEUSAN but then it
appears to be the subject of two finite verbs or is it?
I don't think I have this quite sorted out correctly. Would anyone like to
help me clear this up?
-- Clayton Stirling Bartholomew Three Tree Point P.O. Box 255 Seahurst WA 98062
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