From: Carl W. Conrad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Feb 11 2001 - 08:43:09 EST
At 8:34 AM -0500 2/11/01, Moon-Ryul Jung wrote:
>> >My own understanding of the basic phrase here, PEFWTISMENOUS
>> >TOUS OFQALMOUS, is that it is appositional to the primary object of the
>> >verb DWHi in vs. 17: "eyes of your heart(s) illuminated so that you know
>> >=2E.." is an appositive to PNEUMA SOFIAS KAI APOKALUJEWS EN EPIGNWSEI
>> >an alternative way of saying the same thing. So: "May God ... grant you a
>> >spirit (that is) wise and enlightened (by revelation) in understanding
>> >(that is) eyes of your heart (that are) illumined so that you know what is
>> >the hope ..."
>> I don't know what anything of what you've cited, Moon, indicates that i
>> PEFWTISMENOUS to be ATTRIBUTIVE in relationship to OFQALMOUS. In fact I've
>> always thought it in relationship to DWHi, so that DWHi PEFWTISMENOUS is
>> equivalent in meaning to FWTISHi, i.e. "grant your eyes to be fully
>> illuminated" = "make your eyes full of light" Of course there's no article
>> here, but it does seem to me that the participle PEFWTISMENOUS completes
>> the sense of DWHi in that second clause.
>I see. I was confused because you said that "PEFWTISMENOUS
>> >TOUS OFQALMOUS is appositional to the primary object of the
>> >verb DWHi in vs. 17". Your new posting makes it clear that
>TOUS OFQALMOUS Is an apposition to the SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND REVELATION,
>and PEFWTISMENOUS is predicate to the object of the verb DWHi.
>Have I understood you correctly?
Yes, precisely. In fact, it seems to me that this phrase, PEFWTISMENOUS
TOUS OFQALMOUS THS KARDIAS, is simply a paraphrase of PNEUMA SOFIAS KAI
APOKALUYEWS EN EPIGNWSEI AUTOU intended to clarify what being in possession
of that spirit would mean. It seems to me that the point of the perfect
participle PEFWTISMENOUS is on the state resulting upon the illumination
rather than on the fact of the illumination "having been" accomplished.
Carl W. Conrad
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