[b-greek] Re: Long NT Greek sentances

From: Jim West (jwest@highland.net)
Date: Sat Mar 24 2001 - 13:04:17 EST

At 11:48 AM 3/24/01 -0600, you wrote:
>Was it common for Ancient writers to make long sentances like Col 1:9-20 or
>Heb 1;1-4...ect????

the granddaddy of them all is eph 1:3-14. though punctuated in NA, it is
truly one sentence.

the function of these overlong sentences seems to be an effort by the author
to show his grammatical skill. much the same way as modern dissertations
attempt to dazzle the committee with the writer's learnedness. (or, much
the same way as some answers to questions tend to drone on and on rather
than merely answering the issue at hand....)




Jim West, ThD

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