[b-greek] Re: Ego Emi?

From: jwest@highland.net
Date: Sat Sep 08 2001 - 06:59:42 EDT

> Several times in the Gospel of John, the term (ego emi)is used.
> I'm under the impression, based on a limited knowledge of Greek, that
> this is not the usual term for "I am". Can anyone tell me if this is a
> correct assumption, or is it a common usage?
> Thanks,
> Dennis Bass

it is indeed a very common construction. see for example ex 3 in the LXX. it
occurs in john a lot as well (as you know). some call it a *septuagintism*. i




Jim West, ThD
Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies
Roane State Community College

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