From: Ben Crick (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Sep 03 1998 - 12:45:06 EDT
On Thu 3 Sep 98 (12:32:48 +1000), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I have a question re 1 Corinthians 12:2 specifically with reference to
> the prepositional phrase pro\§ ta\ eiÁdwla ta\ aÁfwna (I realise
> that this verse is inherently difficult due to being an anacolouthon)
> Is it syntactically possible to see this phrase as adverbially
> qualifying hÁgesqe in the subordinate clause w*§ aán hÁgesqe ie can
> it be syntactically part of a subordinate clause when it precedes the
> clause marker (w*§ aán)?
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
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
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".
-- Revd Ben Crick, BA CF <email@example.com> 232 Canterbury Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9TD (UK) http://www.cnetwork.co.uk/crick.htm
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