From: Carl W. Conrad (email@example.com)
Date: Wed May 12 1999 - 16:44:26 EDT
At 1:54 PM -0500 5/12/99, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>Denny Diehl here with a question on Mt 19:9
>Please note the following:
>"hOS AN APOLUSHi THN GUNAIKA AUTOU MH EPI PORNEIA
>KAI GAMHSHi ALLHN MOICATAI"
>Wenham in his "Jesus and Divorce" states:
> "Prepositional phrases are adverbial and normally
> qualify the verb which they follow."
>Thus, his conclusion is that MH EPI PORNEIA modifies "divorce"
>but not "marries another". His conclusion, then, is that Jesus'
>statement is not allowing for remarriage (to someone else) even
>if the cause for the divorce is adultery.
>Also, Donald Hagner in his Word Biblical Commentary on Matthew,
> "Thus divorce is not allowed, except in special cases,
> and remarriage after divorce is similarly ruled out (see
> Dupont, Heth, Quesnell, Wenham [ JSNT 28 (1986) 17-
> 23 ]. ... Exegetically, Wenham is more convincing on
> this passage."
>William Heth in "Another Look At The Erasmian View Of Divorce
>And Remarriage", JETS Sept '82(?) quotes Wenham:
> "Had the clause comes after "marries another", it would
> have expressly sanctioned remarriage; while placed
> before "puts away" it would have made separation
> mandatory for unchastity." -p271
>as a conclusion to:
> "Prepositional phrases are adverbial in nature and
> normally follow the unit they qualify."
>1) What is the normal syntax for a phrase like MH EPI PORNEIA?
>2) Are there other examples which might be noted?
There's considerable stuff in the archives on this; searching back only to
the beginning of 1997, I found:
Paul Dixon - Ladd Hill Bible Church 1/26/97 6 Re: K.S. Wuest on 2
Paul Dixon - Ladd Hill Bible Church 6/7/97 2 Grammar, Logic, Mt 19:9
Jeff Smelser 6/7/97 5 Re: Grammar, Logic, Mt 19:9
Paul Dixon - Ladd Hill Bible Church 6/8/97 5 Re: Grammar, Logic,
CEP7@aol.com 6/9/97 1 Re: Grammar, Logic, Mt 19:9
Paul Dixon - Ladd Hill Bible Church 6/10/97 3 Mt 19:9, MH EPI PORNEIA
CEP7@aol.com 6/12/97 2 Re: Mt 19:9, MH EPI PORNEIA
Jeffrey Gibson 10/5/97 7 Re: Matt. 5 - porneia
Ward Powers 10/4/97 9 Re: Matt. 5 - porneia
Ward Powers 10/8/97 19 Re: Matt. 5 - porneia
Ward Powers 10/10/97 3 Re: Matt. 5 - porneia
Ward Powers 10/10/97 6 Re: Matt. 5 - porneia
Ward Powers 8/9/98 9 Re: 1 Corinthians 7:27,28
Paul S. Dixon 8/19/98 5 Re: Women in the Church
Paul S. Dixon 9/21/98 3 Re: Grice and conditionals (long, no Greek)
CEP7@aol.com 9/21/98 2 Re: Grice and conditionals (long, no Greek)
Not that there's any objection to renewing the discussion; but it might be
good to check back over what's been said on this before.
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
Summer: 1647 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243
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