From: Mary L B Pendergraft (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Feb 17 1999 - 10:56:35 EST
At 10:48 AM 2/17/99 -0500, Randy LEEDY wrote:
>Bart Ehrman inquired:
>>Does anyone want to explain to me how s/he understands the grammar of
>>Clement 2:6: ti oun estin poiesantas epituchein auton, ei me to
>>kai dikaios anastrephesthai?
>I finally found the passage at V.6 (Lightfoot's edition), and using W
>for omega and H for eta, the passage reads TI OUN ESTIN POIHSANTAS
>EPITUCEIN AUTWN, EI MH TO HOSIWS KAI DIKAIWS ANASTREFESQAI.
>I understand the grammar as follows:
>TI - object of POIHSANTAS
>ESTIN - existential use (no complement: "it exists")
What about ESTIN = "it is possible"?
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