Date: Wed Feb 17 1999 - 15:59:57 EST
>> The rest is very very confusing to me. It starts OU LEGEI [I am not saying? not saying
>> object, transitive verb?]; then a confusing mosh of clauses
>try: He is not saying, "...
DUH. ::sound of forehead repeatedly hitting desk::
So the semicolon can introduce a direct quote?
>nb also the chiasmus
>a KAI TOIS SPERMASIN
>b WS EPI POLLWN
>b' ALL' WS EF' ENOS
>a' KAI TW SPERMATI SOU
Aha! That helps with the translations of KAI as well, since there's a pair of 'em.
>This has been a stumper for generations.
OH good, now I don't feel quite so much like an idiot . . .
>In other words, Paul notes that when these words were penned, there was a point to be
>made with the singular form.
>KAI TOIS SPERMASIN would then be seen as an alternative reading that is not used. One that
>would indicate plurality. You could put it in quotes.
Could one justify, then, translating OU LEGEI in a passive sense, as "it is not said"?
>That usage of EPI is discussed in BAGD 2nd ed. on 286 under the heading
>I,1,b,gamma,where it is used to "introduce the object which is to be
>discussed or acted upon."
THanks. I get too dependent on my computerized tools and forget the printed ones!
Many thanks to all who rang in, from a very
Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA
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