Date: Mon Sep 25 2000 - 11:53:59 EDT
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 11:51:24 EDT
Subject: Re: [b-greek] 1 John, 2 Questions
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In a message dated 09/24/2000 10:38:37 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
> I John 1:7
> EAN DE EN TWi FWTI PERIPATWMEN hWS AUTOS ESTIN EN TWi FWTI,
> KOINWNIAN ECOMEN MET ALLHLWN KAI TO hAIMA IHSOU TOU hUIOU AUTOU
> KAQARIZEI hHMAS APO PASHS hAMARTIAS
> I have two questions here:
> 1. MET ALLHLWN
> Would this MET ALLHLWN refer to:
> a) believer with God
> b) believer with believer.
> c) grammatically, it could be either
> d) grammatically, it could be both
I agree with Carl on the possibilities in the grammar, but in this case it is
probably less ambiguous.
Context (or co-text) constrains discourse, and the expressed goal of having
fellowing of believer with believer was clearly defined in the near context
APAGGELLOMEN KAI hUMIN, hINA KAI hUMEIS DOINWNIAN EXHTE MEQ hHMWN.
The elliptical statement in 1:7 is anaphoric to 1:3.
PhD Student, Roehampton
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