[b-greek] Re: Lk 18:13; TWi hAMARTWLWi

From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Tue Nov 27 2001 - 17:53:43 EST

At 3:23 PM -0600 11/27/01, Paul S Dixon wrote:
>Isn't it rather curious that translators omit the definite article here
>and render it as though the construction were anarthrous? Does anybody
>know of a translation yielding "the sinner," rather than "a sinner"?
>But, more to the point. What is the justification for such?


Does this really signify anything more in the Greek than making hARTWLWi an
attributive to MOI? I don't think the translators are doing anything more
than expressing the sense of the Greek in idiomatic English. While I can
conceive of hILASQHTI MOI hAMARTWLWi ONTI, I can't quite imagine hILASQHTI

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