From: Moon-Ryul Jung (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 00:34:32 EST
> Mark wrote...
> James 2:24
> > hORATE TOINUN hOTI EX ERGWN DIKAIOUTAI ANQRWPOS
> > KAI OUK EK PISTEWS MONON
> > "and not only (justified) by faith."
> > --------------------------------------
> Moon wrote...
> > Here adverb MONON modifies adverb EK PISTEWS. We can
> > render as follows:
> > and not (justified) only by faith.
> I think Mark's suggestion preserves the TWO
> JUSTIFICATIONS being contrasted; Moon's translation
> seems to be viewing ONE JUSTIFICATION from 'two
> different ways.' James is not disputing a
> justification by faith (vs 23). (Note only that James
> quotes from Gen. 15 in this verse, not Gen. 22)
> I tentatively would opt for the implied verb as Mark's
> translation has it, but also wonder ...
> From a grammatical view, is there any material
> difference had MONON preceded the prepositional
OU MONON EK PISTEWS makes OU negate MONON
so that the rendering would be:
and (justified) not only by faith.
This in fact conveys the same as Mark's rendering:
and not only (justified) by faith.
The above analysis seems to imply that the rendering of
the original as "and not (justified) only by faith"
the intended meaning.
Sogang Univ, Seoul, Korea
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