Re: hA MH DEI - Titus 1:11

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Sat Feb 05 2000 - 11:10:49 EST

<x-rich>At 5:31 PM +0200 2/5/00, Kevin Smith wrote:

<excerpt>Dear friends


Could someone kindly explain the expression DIDASKONTES hA MH DEI in
Titus 1:11? Why MH rather than OU with the indicative DEI? I'm used to
seeing DEI coupled with an infinitive; is one supposed to be supplied


First of all, yes, I think the infinitive DIDASKEIN needs to be
understood with the DEI; as for the MH, I suspect that the DEI clause
is here functioning something like an imperative, which would take a MH
rather than an OU: "teaching things that you should NOT teach ..."

Carl W. Conrad

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