[b-greek] Re: EGW EIMI in Isaiah 47:8,10

From: Dan Parker (stoixein@sdf.lonestar.org)
Date: Fri Mar 16 2001 - 19:55:05 EST

> >Brian,
> >I would be interested in understanding why the writer of Isaiah would
> >consider that the use of the first person pronoun "ani" would be
> >recognized as related to the Hebrew verb "eheyeh" either on or off list.
> >
> >Sincerely,
> >Dan Parker
> Are there any other instances in the LXX or Classical Greek in which EGW
> EIMI, SU EI, AUTOS ESTIN or HMEIS ESMEN occur without a complement? I don't
> have much chance to use TLG and besides I don't think it allows for searches
> to include "without a complement."
> My hunch is that AUTOS ESTIN without a complement would, in theory, be
> equivalent to YHVH.
> John C. Wilking

Consider the use of EGW EIMI at John 9:9. There is no complement but it
does not seem that anyone thought the blind man was calling himself YHVH.

Dan Parker

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