From: Carl W. Conrad (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Nov 13 2000 - 21:17:31 EST
At 5:58 PM -0800 11/13/00, Alan B. Thomas wrote:
>1 Timothy 2.4
>hOS PANTAS ANQRWPOUS QELEI SWQHNAI
>KAI EIS EPIGNWSEN ALHQESIA ELQEIN
>What are the pros and cons for KAI separating two
>separate ideas here?
>A = SWQHNAI
>B = EIS EPIGNWSIN ALHQEIAS ELQEIN
>Is the desire for two things (A plus B) or one thing
>(A which is also B)?
>Is anyone aware of any extensive studies of the uses
>of KAI which help identify grammatical elements for
>distinguishing its various uses (such as: and
>[secondly], and [additionally], even, also, etc..)?
>Or, is this a purely subjective choice by the student?
I really think this is a purely subjective choice so far as the formulation
of the Greek is concerned, i.e. that the Greek text may legitimately be
understood as indicating two wishes or as indicating wishes that are in
effect equivalent to each other.
Carl W. Conrad
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