Re: the anaphora of 1 John 3:5 & 8 & the subjunctive

From: Steven Craig Miller (
Date: Thu Oct 14 1999 - 08:36:26 EDT

To: Jay Adkins,

As for the infinitive, it is used in both Greek and English to express
purpose. As for your translations from "DBY," the English word "might" in
"DBY" appears to be suggesting tentativeness: "he might take away our sins"
(1 Jn 3:5 DBY); and "he might undo the works of the devil" (1 Jn 3:8 DBY),
and not purpose.

-Steven Craig Miller

Alton, Illinois (USA)

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