From: Carlton Winbery (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Oct 02 1999 - 19:19:58 EDT
Trevor and Margaret Nicholls wrote;
>1 Cor 6:18
> FEUGETE THN PORNEIAN PAN AMARTHMA
> O EAN POIHSH ANQRWPOS EKTOS TOU
> SWMATOS ESTIN O DE PORNEUWN EIS
> TO IDION SWMA AMARTANEI
>What a tricky verse (apart from the first two words).
> I would like to ask a couple of questions.
>Do EKTOS and EIS give the same sense as our
>"external" and "internal"?
I would think so. Some sins are not with the body (outside) and the sin of
fornication is within (perhaps even "against" the same body).
>Is TO IDION SWMA ("his own body") clarifying
>the body referred to in TOU SWMATOS or is it
>contrasting this with some other body?
>(I know many commentators see one as the
>"one-body-many-members" body and the other as
>an individual body - but it looks to me like IDION
>is on the wrong body if this is so).
I think the verse has to be broken up into three parts.
1) FEUGETE THN PORNEIAN "Avoid sexual sins."
2) PAN AMARTHMA O EAN POIHSH ANQRWPOS EKTOS TOU SWMATOS ESTIN "Every
(other) sin which a man commits is outside the body>"
3) O DE PORNEUWN EIS TO IDION SWMA AMARTANEI "But he who commits
fornication sins within (or against) his own body." Hence, I think that it
is the same body in both instances else the contrast (DE) makes no sense.
Dr. Carlton L. Winbery
Foggleman Professor of Religion
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