Re: GAR and Paratactic Connectors

From: Moon-Ryul Jung (
Date: Thu Oct 14 1999 - 20:16:21 EDT

Here is the essence of the discussion on GAR:

> >At Mt 27:23 we find: TI GAR KAKON EPOIHSEN; The NRSV translates GAR as
> >'why': "Why, what evil has he done?" Instead of "explaining what preceded,"
> >here it asks a question about what preceded. <g>
> This is Pilate's response to the crowd's screaming
> STAURWQHTW! The implicit force of the Greek GAR is: "What evil has he done,
> to make you insist that he be crucified?" The explanatory force is there.


To make sense of this construction, I thought of the following sequence:

a) Crucify him.
b) (For) He misled the people.

Here b) supports claim a).
>From this sequence, we can derive:

a) Crucify him.
b) (For) what evil did he do?

"What evil did he do" has the place of "He missed the people".
Here "what evil did he do" implies undetermined supports for claim a).

Moon R. JUng
associate professor
dept of computer science
soongsil university
Seoul, Korea

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