Re: Mark Ch 1.

From: George Blaisdell (
Date: Sun Feb 07 1999 - 12:45:08 EST

>From: "John M. Tait" :

>Any comments on these translations of phrases from Mark Ch 1?
>A) v. 10
>1. And, immediately rising from the water, he saw...
>2. And immediately, rising from the water, he saw...

If this is approached chiastically, then the phrase ANABAINWN EK TOU
hUDATOS forms the hinge [pivot point, turning point, etc] of the action
linking KAI EUQUS and EIDEN. [Not hard to 'see' how that is! Without
arising out of the water, how could he 'see'??] So that the sense of
this is more along the lines of 2, where EUQUS connects with EIDEN,
through the action of ANABAINWN.

One try that may help is:

"And straightaway, arising out of the water, he sees..."

This, of course, translates the aorist as an historical, [though not
dramatic] present.


George Blaisdell
Roslyn, WA

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