From: Harold R. Holmyard III (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon May 29 2000 - 17:31:07 EDT
>1. Cor 1:8
>hOS KAI BEBAIWSEI hUMAS hEWS TELOUS ANEGKLHTOUS EN THi hHMERAi TOU KURIOU
>hHMWN IHSOU CRISTOU.
>How is BEBAIOW to be taken? As an equivalent of BEBAIWSEI hUMAS hWS
>ANEGKLHTOUS (who will confirm that you are blameless) or of BEBAIWSEI
>hUMAS hWSTE ANEGKLHTOUS ESTE (who will make you certain/secure so that you
>are blameless; BADG: "who will strengthen you, so that you are blameless")?
I think that the third alternative is correct. Every translation that I can
remember takes it this way. Perhaps "establish you" is a good translation.
The establishing is of the person. The idea is that God settles them in
their position as Christians through teaching, fellowship, discipline, and
so forth. I think that Dan Wallace in _Greek Grammar beyond the Basics_
might categorize this hUMAS -- ANEGKLHTOUS form as a double accusative of
object-complement (p. 182): "One accusative substantive is the direct
object of a verb, and the other accusative (either noun, adjective,
participle, or infinitive) complements the object in that it predicates
something about it." For illustrations see Col 1:28; Matt 22:43; John 5:11;
Matt 4:19; John 4:46; 1 John 4:14; and Phil 3:7.
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