Re: Mk 3:1 (To Dale )

From: Moon-Ryul Jung (
Date: Sun Mar 12 2000 - 07:28:10 EST


In this case, do you consider the participial clause
EXHRAMMENHN EXWN THN XEIRA to be in attribute position
with respect to the preceding word ANQRWPOS?

The translation "a man with one hand that was withered" suggests that.
Moon R. Jung
Sogang Univ, Seoul, Korea

On 03/12/00, ""Carl W. Conrad" <>" wrote:
> At 4:31 AM -0600 3/12/00, Moon-Ryul Jung wrote:
> >Dale wrote:
> >
> >There is one set of anarthrous words with articular nouns which intrigues
> >me, since I've seen various grammars explain them in various ways and
> >that's the anarthrous participle with an articular noun which is clearly
> >not predicate; eg.:
> >
> >
> >I raised a question on this verse, and there was some discussion on it.
> >The thread started on 05/11/99. Carl almost solved the problem, referring
> >to the typical use of EXWN: EXWN clauses refer to some state or manner
> >accompanying the subject.
> >
> >Hope it will help.
> Let me add a word to this, since this phrase in Mark 3:1 does commonly get
> translated as "having a withered hand" or even "with a withered hand."
> While I wouldn't really hassle (much) over either translation, I think the
> phrasing here is quite deliberate (and I'm one who thinks AMk's own hand is
> in this pericope rather than that he's citing an older tradition in Greek):
> the definite article makes the object of ECWN pointed (although that
> doesn't mean we need to use an English definite article to convey it) and
> the perfect passive participle EXHRAMMENHN is decidedly in an emphatic
> predicate position inasmuch as it precedes the participle ECWN. I think
> more accurate English phrasing to convey it would be "a man with one hand
> that was withered."
> --
> Carl W. Conrad
> Department of Classics/Washington University
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