EINAI in Titus 2:1-2

From: Kevin Smith (kgs@iafrica.com)
Date: Thu Aug 05 1999 - 16:44:18 EDT

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<DIV><FONT color=#000000 size=2>I am not exactly clear about the syntax of Titus
2:2. In UBS4 verse 2 begins a new sentence and NA27 a new sub-paragraph.
However, it lacks a finite verb. BDF (1961:&sect;389) regards EINAI as an
imperitival infinitive. If this is the case, should I: (a) regard PRESBUTAS as
an accusative subject of the infinitive, hence &quot;Older men must be...&quot;
or (b) assume the ellipsis of a main verb, e.g. PARAKALEI (cf.
<DIV><FONT size=2>Is it not possible that PRESBUTAS is in apposition to hA in
verse 1? Thus the sense would be, &quot;... teach what is consistent with sound
doctrine, namely, [for] older men to be....&quot; Of course this would imply
that 2:2 does not begin a new sentence, but that hardly seems a problem. Is
there some reason I am unaware of that prevents PRESBUTAS from being in
apposition to hA? </FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT size=2>Sincerely,</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT size=2>Kevin Smith</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=2>Port Elizabeth, </FONT><FONT size=2>South Africa</FONT></DIV>
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