From: Carl W. Conrad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Aug 30 1998 - 10:16:49 EDT
At 4:07 AM -0500 8/30/98, Jim West wrote:
>At 08:34 AM 8/30/98 -0400, you wrote:
>>This must be obvious, but I'm just not getting it. In Mark 6:31, I don't
>>see the function of AUTOI:
>>Mark 6:31 DEUTE hUMEIS *AUTOI* KAT' IDIAN EIS ERHMON TOPON KAI ANAPAUSASQE
>>Can someone help?
>Autoi intensifies humeis- you yourselves give.... cause this is a desert
>place and the folka re coming and going and I dont want 'em to ....
>The use of autos as an intensifier of the pronouns is fairly common, if I
Yes, but DEUTE doesn't mean give but "come in this direction." It's a
strange sort of word. DEURO is really an adverb meaning "hither!" but
because it was felt to have imperative force, it got a distinct plural
imperate -TE ending.
Carl W. Conrad
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