[b-greek] Mt 21:16 - KATHRTISW

From: Diana N. Shaw (DINOSAUR2LIST@prodigy.net)
Date: Sun Apr 08 2001 - 17:00:59 EDT


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<DIV><FONT color=#000000 face=Arial size=2>Lurker intrusion here.</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT color=#000000 face=Arial size=2>In Mt 21:16, where Christ uses
KATHRTISW, seems to me (lower case,<BR>humbly) that He's barbing the challenging
&quot;chief priests and<BR>scribes&quot; with a double-entente
(establish/mend!).&nbsp; But, Thayer (is<BR>he out of fashion as a reference?)
and Liddell/Scott/Jones both<BR>seem to indicate that the middle voice of
KATARTIZW is never used<BR>in that sense, although both active and passive
are.&nbsp; The Hebrew<BR>contains no such pun possibility, being YSSADTHA
(poor<BR>transcription, but piel of YSD), which is from root to set
or<BR>establish.&nbsp; Since the root of the Greek word has that basic
meaning<BR>of adjusting something that isn't right to start with, and is
used<BR>also for establish, I suppose I can defend my pun theory, anyway;<BR>but
it would be surer if the middle were ever used that way.</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT color=#000000 face=Arial size=2>Has it been?&nbsp; Or are all
authorities agreed that, for some reason,<BR>it never is?</FONT></DIV>
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