From: Wieland Willker (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jul 28 2000 - 10:24:57 EDT
Oops, just hit the wrong button ("Send").
The last paragraph should read in full:
Do you think both is equally likely/possible?
Unfortunately the fragmentary papyrus does not show anything before this
The complete thing must be a question, because the next sentence says: "And
when they where perplexed at the strange question, ..."
Wieland Willker, Bremen, Germany
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wieland Willker [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, July 28, 2000 4:22 PM
> To: Biblical Greek
> Subject: RE: [b-greek] ASTATOS ?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Carl W. Conrad [mailto:email@example.com]
> > >Papyrus Egerton 2:
> > >[.....]W [K]ATAKLEISAN[TOS WS] UPOTETAKTA[I] ADHLWS
> > >[PWS GIN]ETAI TO BAROS AUTOU ASTATO[N ESTIN]?
> > I wonder whether this might not have reference to the STAQMOS,
> the balance
> > beam used to weigh things and the meaning might be "impossible to
> > weigh." I
> > admit this is nothing but a guess, but I think that STA- does enter into
> > the realm of items that can be set in the balance pan.
> Do you think ASTATON refers to a small MIKRON SPERMA which is
> "impossible to weigh" because it is too light? This would require
> the restoration KAI GINETAI (And it is...).
> Or does it refer to the KARPOS, which is "impossible to weigh"
> because it is too heavy? This would require the restoration PWS
> GINETAI (How can it become...).
> Do you think both is equally likely/possible? the complete thing
> must be a question, because the next sentence say:
> Unfortunately the fragmentary papyrus does not show anything
> before this sentence.
> Best wishes
> Wieland Willker, Bremen, Germany
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