From: Carl W. Conrad (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jun 01 2000 - 08:57:17 EDT
At 9:55 PM +0000 5/31/00, B.J. Williamson wrote:
>Passage: Matt. 26:39
>PATER MOU EI DUNATON ESTI PARELQATW AP’ EMOU TO POTHRION TOUTO
>PLHN OUC hWS EGW QELW ALL’ hWS SU
>Question: What are the semantic options for OUC hWS EGW QELW ALL’ hWS SU ?
>Is there of necessity an expression of contrary wills or desires here?
>Are there at least two opposing senses that can be support?
>“not as I desire (myself), but (rather) as you (desire).” This expressing
>“not as I desire (only), but as you (also desire).” This being a request for
Doesn't the context demand what you refer to as "contrary wills"? Jesus
prays that he may be delivered of the necessity to drink the cup, but
surrenders his own will and accepts the Father's will--but surely that
imperative form, PARELQATW AP' EMOU TO POTHRION TOUTO indicates Jesus' own
will. -- Or am I misunderstanding your question?
Carl W. Conrad
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