From: Moon-Ryul Jung (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon May 31 1999 - 20:07:05 EDT
On 05/31/99, ""Carl W. Conrad" <email@example.com>" wrote:
> At 10:47 AM -0400 5/31/99, Moon-Ryul Jung wrote:
> >Dear B-greekers,
> >EAN MH is usually taken to mean "unless". I wonder if this is the
> >case with Gal 2:16.
> >OU DIKAIOUTAI ANQRWPOS EX ERGWN NOMOU EAN MH DIA PISTEWS IHSOU CRISTOU.
> >(a) Man is not righteoused out of works of the law unless through faith
> >in Christ.
> >Rendered this way, it seems to imply that man is righteoused out of
> >works of the law as long as through faith in Christ.
> >This rendering deviates from the usual translation:
> >(b) Man is not righteoused by works of the law but by faith in Christ.
> >Why (b), not (a)?
> This is really more a matter of English idiom than anything else; EAN MH
> does, in fact, mean "except" here also, but it always most literally means
> "if not." In English, "but" may mean "except" or "only." Read it then with
> DIKAWTAI explictly stated in the protasis,
> (c) "If a person is not 'righteoused' through faith in Christ, (then) a person
> is (certainly) not 'righteoused' as a result of works of law."
Carl, thanks. I see.
OU DIKAIOUTAI ANQRWPOS EX ERGWN NOMOU EAN MH DIA PISTEWS IHSOU CRISTOU.
is the same as
(d) OU DIKAIOUTAI ANQRWPOS EX ERGWN NOMOU EAN MH DIKAIOUTAI DIA PISTEWS
But for me, both (c) and (d) sound different from the usual translation
(b), which is the same as
(e) Man is not righteoused by works of the law
but he is righteoused by faith in Christ.
Logically speaking, (b) is equivalent to
(e) If a person is 'righteoused' as a result of works of the law, then
> a person is 'righteoused' through faith in Christ.
I seem to be missing something.
Dept of Computer Science
Soongsil University, Seoul, Korea
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