Re: 1 Cor 12:2

From: Ben Crick (ben.crick@argonet.co.uk)
Date: Thu Sep 03 1998 - 12:45:06 EDT


On Thu 3 Sep 98 (12:32:48 +1000), pwiles@mail.usyd.edu.au wrote:
> I have a question re 1 Corinthians 12:2 specifically with reference to
> the prepositional phrase pro\ ta\ eidwla ta\ afwna (I realise
> that this verse is inherently difficult due to being an anacolouthon)
>
> Is it syntactically possible to see this phrase as adverbially
> qualifying hgesqe in the subordinate clause w* an hgesqe ie can
> it be syntactically part of a subordinate clause when it precedes the
> clause marker (w* an)?

 Perry,

 Interesting. My GNT has OIDATE hOTI hOTE EQNH HTE PROS TA EIDWLA hWS AN
 HGESQE APAGOMENOI. The problem is over hOTI hOTE, and the participial
 predicate with APAGOMENOI.

 OIDA takes a participial predicate in 2 Corinthians 12:2, OIDA ANQRWPON
 EN CRISTOWi PRO ETWN DEKATESSARWN... hARPAGENTA TON TOIOUTON hEWS TRITOU
 OURANOU.

 In 1 Corinthians 12:2, the hOTI (particle of reported speech) is not
 strictly necessary; but an adverb or adverbial phrase of time seems
 necessary, and was inserted by Aleph, A B C and D. Koridethe and some
 cursives, and Origen's Latin, have hOTE alone; the Greek (not Latin) of
 the Dresden G and the Byzantine Text Sigma have hOTI alone. Westcott & Hort
 plumped for hOTI hOTE because of the "Aleph + B" agreement against the
 Sigma Byzantine Text.

 There is a useful discussion in the older commentary by Principal TC
 Edwards, /A Commentary on the First Epistle to the Corinthians/, London,
 Hamilton, Adams & Co., 1885, page 305f. If you cannot find it in your
 library resources, I'll copy it to you by private email. BM Metzger in
 his invaluable /A Textual Commentary on the GNT/ passes over it in
 silence.

 Translation? "We know [as opposed to what we don't know, verse 1]
 that [hOTI] whilst [hOTE] you were Gentiles you were being continually led
 away captive [APAGOMENOI] after the dumb idols, in whatsoever way [hWS AN]
 you were seduced".

 The Present Passive Participle APAGOMENOI is used, as often in Greek, for
 the "Historical Present", where the English prefers a Past tense; "were
 being led away".

 My A$0.02.
 ERRWSQE
 Ben

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