From: Ben Crick (email@example.com)
Date: Sun May 09 1999 - 22:13:24 EDT
On Sun 9 May 99 , firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Also let me ask one more question. Why "EIPEN must be understood to have
> the sense EKELEUSEN"? I do not question you are correct, I just want
> to understand why you are correct. Why not 'He instructed them' for
Well, Jay: as one little Greek to another:
I sometimes find that Jerome sheds new light on a difficult Greek passage
in his /Biblia Sacra Vulgata/. At Mark 8:7 Jerome translates
et habebant pisciculos paucos et ipsos benedixit et iussit adponi
KAI EICON ICQUDIA OLIGAŠ KAI EULOGHSAS AUTA EIPEN KAI TAUTA PARATIQENAI
Ignoring the finite verb /benedixit/ for the participle EULOGHSAS, we see
that Jerome translates EIPEN as "commanded" or "ordered" (iussit), with
the passive infinitive.
Compare Luke 7:7, where the centurion says to Jesus "but say in a word,
and my servant shall be healed" ALLA EIPE LOGWi, KAI IAQHTW hO PAIS MOU.
Here we have the verb ERW clearly used in the sense of issuing an order.
-- Revd Ben Crick, BA CF <email@example.com> 232 Canterbury Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9TD (UK) http://www.cnetwork.co.uk/crick.htm
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