From: Jim West (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Oct 02 1999 - 19:48:29 EDT
At 10:11 AM 10/3/99 +1300, you 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"?
They can- and here they sort of point in that direction. But "outside"
seems a bit better to me for ektos. And here I would render eis as "against".
>Is TO IDION SWMA ("his own body") clarifying
>the body referred to in TOU SWMATOS or is it
>contrasting this with some other body?
It refers to tou swmatos.
>(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).
You are right to be hesitant to accept such a reading. Paul is clearly
thinking on an individual level here.
>Trevor and Margaret Nicholls
Best, and hows the Spring there in New Zealand?
Jim West, ThD
web page- http://web.infoave.net/~jwest
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