[b-greek] Re: Gal. 4:13 hOTI DI'

From: c stirling bartholomew (cc.constantine@worldnet.att.net)
Date: Sun Nov 11 2001 - 22:04:44 EST

on 11/11/01 6:20 PM, Carl W. Conrad wrote:

> You are indeed asking about something that lies outside the immediate text;
> I really have nothing to offer beyond the fact that DIA + accusative, so
> far as I can tell (and this seems to be what BDAG says too) does regularly
> indicate the cause or reason for whatever is predicated in the clause.


>. If a
> viable alternative to a causal sense for DI' ASQENEIAN THS SARKOS is
> pressented, I'd consider it, but at this point I don't really see any
> viable alternative


Lightfoot and Meyer both agree with Carl on this. Lightfoot states that
there are instances where DIA + Acc. is used like DIA + Gen. but that these
occur in later Greek texts and that this usage should not be read back into
the NT.


Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
Three Tree Point
P.O. Box 255 Seahurst WA 98062

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