From: George Blaisdell (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Feb 19 1999 - 14:48:37 EST
>From: Mary L B Pendergraft
>>KAI hOI APOKOPTOMENOI TAS GE PROQUMIAS TAS TWN ANDRWN APOKOYASQAI OU
>Here's an old translation of T. W. Higginson: "But even those who have
>their organs cut off cannot rid themselves of man's desires..."
>That is, KAI hOI APOKOPTOMENOI "even the cut-off people" In this
>it surely is a reference to castration.
>APOKOYASQAI OU DUNANTAI "are not able to cut off"
>TAS GE PROQUMIAS TAS TWN ANDRWN "the desires of men" This last
>an example of a use of the article that is less common in koine,
>repeating the article shows that the words that follow (here, the
>possessive genitive) are attributes of its noun.
Amazing resonance to my [long ago] Attic studies... The particle GE, as
I am recalling, is a stressive, intensifying PROQUMIAS, and I have not
seen it so far in the NT.
A more literal try might be:
"Even those castrated are not [being] able to castrate the very [real]
desires of men."
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