From: Bart Ehrman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Apr 01 2001 - 18:27:19 EDT
Terrific. Many thanks!
Bart D. Ehrman
On Sun, 1 Apr 2001, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
> At 6:02 PM -0400 4/1/01, Bart Ehrman wrote:
> > You left your "although" clause unfinished, and it rather matters to
> >-- Bart
> >> This question plays right into my thesis about the Greek aorist "passive"
> >> forms: I would have no qualms in translating this as "and raised by
> >> God"--although I think "and who rose through God's agency." I don't think
> >> (as I once did) that there's an ounce of difference between HGERQHN and
> >> ANESTHN: both are really intransitive aorists meaning "arose"--and such
> >> aorists may be accompanied by a hUPO + genitive construction to permit a
> >> passive interpretation.
> You're right: it should have continued and so should have read: "although I
> think "and who rose through God's agency" is just as accurate and more
> literal. My view is that the hUPO + genitive construction often expresses
> what Aristotle might call the "efficient cause" of an event even when the
> event is described in Greek by an intransitive verb. So I also have no
> quarrel with your originally-suggested "who rose by the power of God." I
> hope that helps.
> Carl W. Conrad
> Department of Classics, Washington University
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