From: Wayne Leman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Nov 11 2001 - 18:28:13 EST
> on 11/11/01 3:45 PM, Wayne Leman at email@example.com wrote:
> > One of my coworkers is currently revising the translation of Galatians
> > asked me yesterday to help him determine the meaning of hOTI DI' in Gal.
> > 4:13. English versions are divided as to whether these particles
> > the cause of Paul's preaching to them the first time or a circumstantial
> > condition of his preaching to them the first time. Do you all on this
> > feel there is any way that we can tell from the Greek here which of
> > semantic options is more likely?
> Wayne, I don't think hOTI and DI' should be construed together as a phrase
> or an idiom.
And, for the record, I didn't consider them either, Steven, and I hope my
message didn't give that impression. I just recognized that they enter into
the semantics of what follows.
> In light of the fact that the main verb is OIDATE, a verb of
> perception, I think it is better to take hOTI as a marker of indirect
> statement, i.e., introducing the content of the Galatians' knowledge. I
> think the most natural way to take the preposition DI' is in a causal
Can you state the evidence you use to conclude that? That evidence will help
my coworker who is quite competent in Greek. He used to teach at MIT.
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