Re: SHMERON in Luke 23:43 (a long palinode)

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Sat Jan 15 2000 - 12:05:17 EST

I think this was meant forthe list rather than for me personally.

>Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2000 10:53:34 -0500
>From: jack parrish <>
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>To: "Carl W. Conrad" <>
>Subject: Re: SHMERON in Luke 23:43 (a long palinode)
>This is my first time to write to the list. I have been monitoring this
>list >for
>about 3 months and it has been quite profitable. For my background, I came
>out of
>Southern Illinois University in 1953, having
>acquired about 60 quarter hours, (those were days before the semester
>system there)
>of classical greek study. I was not a good student, however. But this
>study >did
>have its effect on me. I was a young pastor at the time and I realized I
>would >not
>be happy trying to teach the scriptures to my congregations without
>reference to the
>greek text. Over the years I have increasingly turned to the greek text.
>If I now
>try to do any teaching of the scriptures without having satisfied myself
>I >understand
>at least something of what the greek text is saying, its like going into
>the pulpit
>not fully dressed. I live in Virginia and pastor a small country church in W.
>Virginia. Well, enough of that. I write to respond to Dr. Conrad's, and
>comments re Luke 23: 43. My question is this: Would it be logical,
>and >profitable to
>consider the thief''s plea that Jesus remember him,` HOTAN ELTHEIS EIS
>THN >BASILEIAN SOU`, in deciding the thrust of SHMERON?

I would only respond that this is one of the perspectives given expression
in the exchanges in July-August 1996 and again in April of 1998. And there
are evidently some who find that argument sufficiently convincing in favor
of taking SHMERON with the following clause.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics/Washington University
One Brookings Drive/St. Louis, MO, USA 63130/(314) 935-4018
Home: 7222 Colgate Ave./St. Louis, MO 63130/(314) 726-5649

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