From: Carl W. Conrad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Aug 03 2000 - 16:57:29 EDT
At 3:33 PM -0500 8/3/00, Lynn Trapp wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jon D. Boyd [mailto:email@example.com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 5:14 PM
>> To: Biblical Greek
>> Subject: [b-greek] Hebrews 10:22
>> Am I correct in seeing these two participles as causal? This
>> would give
>> the sense, "Let us draw near . . . because our hearts are
>> sprinkled . . .
>> because our bodies are washed . . ."
>Is it possible to view the participles as modal instead of causal? If we do
>then would it suggest that the sprinkled heart and the washed body is the
>means by which we draw near to God?
Since the participles are perfect tense--stative--the modal sense seems
less reasonable to me than the causal: "Now that our hearts are sprinkled
..." "Inasmuch as ..."
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
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