From: Joe A. Friberg (JoeFriberg@email.msn.com)
Date: Fri May 12 2000 - 08:16:15 EDT
I have found in the beatitudes (v3-10) two
(semantic)/syntactic/morpological/phonological patterns that structure these
into two sets of 4 beatitudes: 3-6 and 7-10.
Each beatitude is composed of 2 lines: a condition/quality, and a promise.
The condition/qualities are loosely structured in parallel, forming 2
developing series of qualities. The first is 'inner', and the second
'outer' dealing more directly with relations to other people.
The promises are chiastically structured, the first and last being
identical, and the others using parallel verb forms (and pronouns!).
Joe A. Friberg
Arlington, Texas, USA
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Subject: AUTWN AUTOI ... AUTOI AUTWN
> Question about: OTI AUTWN (of them) and OTI AUTOI (they)
> Passage: Matthew 5:3 - 12
> Issue: Is the conspicuous placement of these pronouns significant?
> I noticed in the beatitudes that both blessings related to the Kingdom of
> the Heavens (plural?)
> have AUTWN, but the other beatitudes have AUTOI. Assuming verses 11 and 12
> modify verse 10 (since each contains DIWKW), it seems that the first of
> eight beatitudes
> and the last one both have AUTWN, making them somewhat “bookends” to the
> AUTOI (I note that the UBS Edition 3 structures it this way also).
> Does this “enclosure” have any syntactical implications?
> B. J. Williamson
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