From: Carl W. Conrad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Oct 09 2000 - 23:08:48 EDT
At 9:50 AM -0700 10/9/00, Dmitriy Reznik wrote:
>I have a question concerning 1Cor 14:5:
>TELW DE PANTAS hUMAS LALEIN GLOSSAIS, MALLON DE hINA PROFHTEUHTE, MEIZWN
>DE hO PROFHTEUWN H hO LALWN GLWSSAIS, EKTOS EI MH DIERMHNEUHi . . .
>In this phrase EKTOS EI MH is usually translated as "unless [he
>interprets]". If I understand correctly, to say "unless" EI MH would be
>enough, and EKTOS has here the same meaning. Is it redundancy, or having
>both EKTOS and EI MH plays some role here?
No, I think it really is a case of redundancy, not uncommon in Hellenistic
Greek; seems rather colloquial: "'ceptin' unless ..."
Carl W. Conrad
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