From: Ian Rock (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri May 21 1999 - 07:42:26 EDT
The Rev. Canon Dr. Noel Titus of Codrington College was my Greek supervisor, and he
would always say EIS TO + INFINITIVE denotes purpose.
Ian E. Rock
"D. Anthony Storm" wrote:
> I apologize if this has been discussed, but I cannot get the archive search
> to provide me with meaningful responses.
> In Phil. 1.10 we read:
> EIS TO DOKIMAZEIN hUMAS TA DIAFERONTA
> Generally this is translated something like "so that you may approve what is
> excellent". I was wondering whether the Greek could sustain: "so that you
> may be tested as to what is excellent" ie "be made excelllent as a result of
> your testing".
> In the former case we do the approving or testing; in the latter we are
> ourselves tested.
> Any thoughts?
> D. Anthony Storm
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