Re: PANTES OU versus OU PANTES in 1 Cor 15:51

From: Moon-Ryul Jung (
Date: Fri Apr 23 1999 - 22:56:30 EDT

Dear Carl,

On 04/23/99, ""Carl W. Conrad" <>" wrote:
> At 12:31 AM -0500 4/23/99, Moon-Ryul Jung wrote:
> >Dear B-Greekers,
> >
> >In 1 Cor 15:51, we read
> >
> >It is translated as "we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be
> >changed". So, OU is taken to modify PANTES. The translation
> >implies that some will sleep. Is it the right way to interpret
> >the greek?
> >
> >Is there no difference between the above sentence and
> I'm not absolutely confident of this, but I rather think that the
> resolution of the problem lies in the fact that PANTES is not a
> substantival subject but predicative and therefore adverbial in both
> clauses; it is, moreover, the emphatic element in both clauses, and I think
> that's the primary reason why it takes first position in PANTES OU

 "All of us inclusively (i.e. 100% of us) are NOT going to
> sleep, but all of us inclusively (i.e. 100% of us) ARE going to undergo
> transformation.."

Does this rendering imply that no one of us is going to sleep?

Moon-Ryul Jung
Assistant Professor
Dept of Computer Science
Soongsil University
Seoul, Korea
> Carl W. Conrad
> Department of Classics/Washington University
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