Re: Interpretation of Mark 2:2??

From: Moon-Ryul Jung (
Date: Mon Mar 08 1999 - 04:08:22 EST

Dear Carl,

> >2. Is "ta pros te^n thuran" the object of "xo^rein", so that the
> >meaning would be "there was no room even for those on the door"?
> You'll probably find some divergence of opinion on this. Some would
> probably say that TA PROS THN QURAN is a neuter plural subject of CWREIN,
> but personally I would prefer to read CWREIN in an impersonal sense and TA
> PROS THN QURAN as an adverbial accusative: "And many had convened so that
> there was no room--not even in the vicinity of the door."

"Adverbial accusatives" are new to me. Thanks. But then
does "TA pros thn quran" literally mean "THOSE PLACES near the door"?


> Carl W. Conrad
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