From: Mary L B Pendergraft (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Feb 17 1999 - 12:13:19 EST
with TI POIHSANTAS..... Clement appears to echo the question of Lk 18.18
TI POIHSAS ZWHN AIOWNION KLHRONOMHSW;
he has made the participles plural and has replaced verb with a similar
Now I have to think about Sophocles before my 1:00 class.
>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
>>>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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