From: Carl W. Conrad (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Mar 19 2001 - 05:55:14 EST
At 12:58 AM -0500 3/19/01, Sam Johnson wrote:
>I am trying to translate the scribe's response to Jesus in Mathew 8:19.
>Any suggestions would be welcomed. (Specifically EAN + the subjunctive)
Text: KAI PROSELQWN hEIS GRAMMATEUS EIPEN AUTWi: DIDASKALE, AKOLOUQHSW SOI
hOPOU EAN APERCHi.
This is quite simply, "I shall follow you, wherever you (may) go." Whereas
earlier Greek would have used a simple AN with hOPOU to mark the
subjunctive usage here as generalizing/indefinitizing, Koine tends
increasingly to have used EAN as an equivalent of AN.
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics/Washington University
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