RE: Mark 14:12-26 (more questions)

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Thu Feb 24 2000 - 20:04:53 EST

<x-rich>At 7:54 PM -0500 2/24/00, Tom Conry wrote:

Mark 14:13 we read:




Now, there are two issues in this phrase for me. First of all, LSJ
says that when we have APANTW c. dat. loci we should read light upon,
come to, and gives the example of LXX Gen 28:11 (Jacob happens upon a
place). So I understand that the construction foregrounds the claim
that Jesus knows the nature of fate or chance.


</color></fontfamily>Does LSJ call this a dative of place? I've always
understood APANTAW to be used with a dative of the person met by
chance, and that's what we actually have here. I do think indeed that
the Marcan Jesus is credited with foreknowledge--after all this passage
comes immediately after chapter 13 with its vivid description of what
is to come in the relatively near future.

aren't the ones carrying water jars ordinarily women? Does the author
intend that those who are being sent out will be met (by happenstance)
by a woman? Or does the grammar preclude this possibility?


</color></fontfamily>Whether or not the ones carrying water are
ordinarily women, this one is a man; if the text read only ANQRWPOS, it
would mean "a person" and could be feminine, but with the addition of
the masculine participle BASTAZWN (not BASTAZOUSA), that possibility is
ruled out. This one is a man.

Carl W. Conrad

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