From: George Blaisdell (
Date: Thu Jun 03 1999 - 16:07:07 EDT


>From: "Joseph Brian Tucker"

>After reading the discussions today one area that I see as a possible
>solution is to understand THi ELEUQERIAi not as instrumental but as
>emphatic. This could account for the asyndetic structure. C.F.D. Moule
>points this out Idiom p. 44. this use occurs with the dative in Romans 8:24
>THi ELPIDI ESWQHMEN (for hope we are saved). This expression reflects back
>on Rom 8:20. The possibility of the purpose use might relate to Deissmann's
>discovery that THi ELEUQERIAi was used in the sacral manumission procedures
>of the day to emphasize purpose Light from the Ancient East, 326.

Joseph ~

So are you saying that it might then translate as "For the [sake of the]
Light"? An intriguing possibility indeed.

Thank-you ~

George Blaisdell
Roslyn, WA

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