[b-greek] Re: Matt. 17:24 Implied affirmative

From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Sat May 05 2001 - 10:19:27 EDT

At 2:34 AM -0400 5/5/01, Ronald L. Geib wrote:
>Greetings from a beginning Greek Student:
>My question is in regards to the question that the temple-tax collectors
>asked of Peter in Matt 17:24. they asked, "hO DIDASKALOS hUMWN OU TELEI
>DIDRAXMA;". Am I correct in understanding this question to imply an
>affirmative response (especially since the writer used OU rather than MH)?

I think that's essentially right: with an OU it's "This is the case, isn't
it?" (with an implication of an expected "yes" answer), with a MH it's
"This isn't so, is it" (with implication of expected "no" answer).

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics/Washington University
Home: 7222 Colgate Ave./St. Louis, MO 63130/(314) 726-5649
WWW: http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~cwconrad/

B-Greek home page: http://metalab.unc.edu/bgreek
You are currently subscribed to b-greek as: [jwrobie@mindspring.com]
To unsubscribe, forward this message to leave-b-greek-327Q@franklin.oit.unc.edu
To subscribe, send a message to subscribe-b-greek@franklin.oit.unc.edu

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.4 : Sat Apr 20 2002 - 15:36:56 EDT