re: Philippians 1.10

From: D. Anthony Storm (
Date: Sat May 22 1999 - 12:07:11 EDT


Thanks for your response. I'm not having trouble with the fact that this
construction denotes purpose. It is really the function of hUMAS, whether it
be the subject or object of the infinitive.

>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
>Codrington College

>"D. Anthony Storm" wrote:

>> I apologize if this has been discussed, but I cannot get the archive
>> to provide me with meaningful responses.
>> In Phil. 1.10 we read:
>> Generally this is translated something like "so that you may approve what
>> 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
>> 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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